Javascript :: Detect If Mobile Browser Can Install Flash?

Feb 15, 2012

I've run across several websites, including mine, that prompt users to download Flash even though their browser cannot install it. I want to avoid this confusing messaging by detecting whether a mobile browser can install Flash, not whether it has Flash.

Some known mobile browsers that can't install Flash are:

iOS Safari
Android Chrome beta
Android Firefox

Instead of building an ever-changing list of Flash installability, I would like to detect this in a general way in Javascript.

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