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Missing Adobe Flash on 10.3.1? Here's the best way to get it back!

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Missing Adobe Flash on 10.3.1? Here's the best way to get it back!

When it was announced BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 would drop Adobe Flash support, some folks were upset but given the fact even Adobe doesn't support Flash on mobile anymore it wasn't entirely unexpected. Still, many folks rely on Adobe Flash and having it built into the native BlackBerry 10 browser was a bonus for those who needed it and since its removal, folks have been looking for the best way to get it back.

Sure, you can load the Android version of Adobe Flash and any Android browser that supports it such as FlashFox or Dolphin but now there's a better way that skips the whole Android process and brings it back while keeping it as a native BlackBerry 10 experience thanks to FileArchiveHaven.

Adobe to stop further development on mobile Flash Player

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Adobe Flash

While we all know BlackBerry smartphones have no use for Flash, the BlackBerry PlayBook does rely quite heavily on it so the information of Adobe's Flash Player for mobile no longer being supported is an interesting one. As reported by ZDNet from a purported debriefing document sent to developers:

Press Release: Adobe Enables Developers to Build Mobile Apps for Android Devices, BlackBerry PlayBook, iPhone and iPad

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Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 Update Available Today

SAN JOSE, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today delivered an update to Adobe® Flash® Builder® 4.5 and Flex 4.5 software to enable developers to build applications for iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry PlayBook. Support for Android devices was released in April 2011. Developers now have a single platform for building highly expressive mobile applications that can be distributed via the Android Market, Apple App Store and BlackBerry App World. Offered standalone or as part of Creative Suite® 5.5 Web Premium and Master Collection, Flash Builder 4.5 enables the creation of applications that work seamlessly across leading mobile device platforms.

QR Clock: The coolest app you’ll see all day that does nothing.

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QR Clock - Do you know what time it is? 

To put it in the developer's own words, "[QR Clock] really has no purpose unless you've got a sense of humor." The application simply displays the current date on the right and an ever-changing QR code that displays the time in seconds. It really only serves to be a difficult to use clock - whipping out your BlackBerry, opening App World, and scanning a bar code is a bit far to go just to find the time - for geeky people who like weird clocks (e.g., me).

So why are we even blogging about this app? Take a look at this iPad app in the iTunes App Store. Now, take a look at this application in the Android Market. Finally, one more in BlackBerry App World. Notice a theme? Those aren't just similar applications. They're the same app. Quite possibly, QR Clock is the first application built from a single project to be deployed to all three of these app stores.

Press Release: Adobes confirms Flash 10.2 coming to BlackBerry PlayBook

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Today Adobe issued a press release on the strong adoption of both Adobe AIR and Flash on mobile devices. While we won't be seeing full Flash integration on current BlackBerry smartphones anytime soon, we will have the PlayBook to look forward to. Adobe confirmed that Flash 10.2 will be available on the BlackBerry PlayBook and Flash 10.2 includes support for Stage Video which "delivers much improved video performance through optimizing hardware acceleration on mobile devices, desktops and TVs. Stage Video decreases processor and memory usage while enabling higher frame rates and improved video quality." Definitely one of the many things to look forward to on the PlayBook!

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Adobe Reports Strong Mobile Adoption of Flash Player and AIR; High Expectations for 2011

Company Showcases Performance Advancements with Flash Player 10.2

BARCELONA, Spain--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--At Mobile World Congress, Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) announced that developers and content publishers can now deploy Adobe® AIR® applications to more than 84 million smartphones and tablets running Android and iOS. Thousands of applications have been created and made available on Android Market and Apple's App Store to date. By the end of 2011, Adobe expects more than 200 million smartphones and tablets to support Adobe AIR applications. For examples of popular AIR applications for Android and iOS, visit m.flash.com.

Adobe posts longer BlackBerry PlayBook demo video!

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