Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Adobe to cease support of Flash on mobile devices

ZDNet reported sources close to Adobe that the latter will cease development of Flash on mobile browser, shifting its focus on HTML5 instead.

Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations. Some of our source code licensees may opt to continue working on and releasing their own implementations. We will continue to support the current Android and PlayBook configurations with critical bug fixes and security updates.

This is a blow to Android since Flash support is seen as an advantage over Apple iOS devices. Steve Jobs refusal on bringing Flash to iOS devices is due to it being unreliable, insecure and slow to be used on mobile devices. So, the late Apple wizard is right after all.

» Exclusive: Adobe ceases development on mobile browser Flash, refocuses efforts on HTML5 | ZDNet

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