Since the release of Google Nexus 7, increasing attention has been paid to the latest Android 4.1, also known as Jelly Bean. Indeed, with open platform and friendly user interface, android mobile has soon become a mainstream in the marketplace since its release. Nowadays, android mobile and iPhone have gained over 60% of mobile market share, leaving the old ruler Nokia sighing behind.
It is estimated the 50 million units of Samsung Galaxy S3, the flagship of android mobile, have been sold in the second quarter, leaving the performance of iPhone far behind. Besides that, android mobile is also quite powerful in function. With the design of large display and responsive touch screen, android mobile can also be viewed as a good game console.
Unlike other games, Flash game is unique in design, funny in content and small in storage. One can always find the Flash version of popular games like Angry Birds and Super Mario. Therefore, with low CPU occupancy and little storage usage, Flash game is fit for android mobile. This post will present three ways to play Flash games with android mobile.
1. Adobe Flash APK
Though Jelly Bean has officially refused to support Adobe Flash, android mobiles with lower systems can still run Adobe Flash. After being rejected by Apple products, Adobe Flash has spent quite a long time with android mobile. Consequently, Adobe Flash APK has become an important app for android mobiles.
With Adobe Flash APK, android mobile users can either play online Flash games or enjoy the games after downloading Flash games from the Internet. However, android mobiles with systems higher than v4.0 or lower than v2.0 will not be supported by Adobe Flash. Moreover, since the mobile version of Adobe Flash is not as powerful as computer version, one may fail to enjoy Flash games with larger storage occupancy.
According to CNET, Scaleform is an app developed by Autodesk that enables android users to convert Flash games to android mobile games. It is said that the program is able to read Flash data and interpret it as mobile apps. What users get to do is just to download the Flash games they want to make for android mobile and then import it to Scaleform. In less than an hour, the Flash game will be deployed. Of course, users need to get Scaleform with a price tag of $295.
3. Convert Flash to APK
As is known to all, games running on android mobiles are usually APK files. There are some advantages of converting Flash to APK files. For one thing, android mobile users can get rid of the trouble of compatibility issues; for another, android mobile users can better enjoy the Flash games. However, professional knowledge on both Flash and android system are required in this method.
Actually, plenty of tools can help users to convert Flash to APK file for android mobiles. If one is familiar with Flash CS5, he can export the Flash game as an APK file after installing a plug in named Air for Android. If one is familiar with Java, he can convert Flash game to APK with Java.
Therefore, those are the three methods to help users to play Flash games on android mobile. Simple as the first method is, it fails to support Flash games flawlessly. The second method is better with less knowledge required, but it is quite costly. As for the third method, it calls for too much professional knowledge. Consequently, android mobile users shall choose the method that best fit them.