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Android 4.0 OS May Not Include Adobe Flash Player

Android is receiving a new flavour with Google's Ice Cream Sandwich. However, this operating system might need to sacrifice one of its most unique characteristics.

The Android 4.0 is the latest version of Google's mobile platform. But this version may not include Flash support which was once a universal web design standard recently replaced by the developer-friendly HTML5.

Adobe, the creator of Flash, seems to be unsatisfied with these developments, however. Adobe in view of all the stiff competition has decided to pull back all its support for the Flash player in the mobile phones.

Google, in a statement mentioned this is because of a lack of support from Adobe that Flash might not find its place in Android in the future. Google stated, "Flash hasn't been released for ICS yet so as far as we know," as reported (opens in new tab) by TG Daily.

Further, the company declared that, "Adobe will [eventually] support Flash for ICS."

Flash player was an unique identity for Android as none of the other operating systems support it - that is why it has always been a preference for Google and their partners. At present, there is no confirmation about the presence of Flash in the Ice Cream Sandwich, but most probably this will be the last Android to feature Flash.