Adobe has officially confirmed it is pulling the plug on Flash plug-in for mobile browsers and will instead devote more resource to the development of HTML5 and helping developers package apps in AIR across smartphone app stores, as reported yesterday. This is an about turn for Adobe, which has for long battled with Apple for not supporting Flash with the latter claiming HTML5 was the way to go and not Flash. Also Read - Battlegrounds Mobile India sending user data to servers in China: Report
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 continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations (chipset, browser, OS version, etc.) following the upcoming release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and BlackBerry PlayBook. We will of course continue to provide critical bug fixes and security updates for existing device configurations. We will also allow our source code licensees to continue working on and release their own implementations. Also Read - World Music Day 2021: 10 Best free music sites to free download your favourite songs
– Danny Winokur, VP & GM, Interactive Development, Adobe
Adobe still believes there is a future for Flash in PC environment and is working on Flash 12, which according to the company will bring in new features aimed at delivering high definition entertainment. With Microsoft too not supporting Flash in Windows 8 Metro UI mode, we are not sure how long Adobe can stick with Flash as a content delivery platform.