Adobe Flash sings its mobile swan song... almost literally

Adobe Flash sings its mobile swan song... almost literally
The news about Adobe pulling the plug on mobile Flash and refocusing on HTML5 shocked the industry. RIM went as far as to announce it will continue supporting the technology on its own, even after Adobe quits. 

Now, we can imagine that other companies and especially Android makers were disappointed as well as this was thought to be one of the biggest advantages of the platform. Adobe itself took a beating on the stock market - its shares were down 8% after the announcement. Some interesting details also surfaced as former engineer Carlos Icaza blamed the company for misjudging the importance of smartphones. "Adobe said that smartphones were going to be a niche," Icaza revealed.

Whether this would have changed something remains a theoretic question, but the fact remains - the time has come for Adobe to sing the swan song of Flash. Almost literally, if we are to believe the Joy of Tech, which came up with these final words sung by a red headed suit-clad Frank Sinatra-like singer. Check it out below and prepare for a surprise disappearance. Don’t hesitate to also let us know whether you are going to miss the technology and is HTML5 ready to take all of Flash’s load?



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7 Comments

1. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

Adobeeeeeeeeeeee! you took the wrong decision. Flash palyer for android was very loved....

2. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

Meh. It was bound to happen and will happen to the desktop version too!

3. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

That was so wrong ADOBE....

4. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

I do believe that HTML5 will take over the future of mobile browsing some time in the future but not today. Wrong move ADOBE.

5. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

They turned into ADOBO now... XD

6. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

now begins the closing of the gap to the "but Android has Flash & iPhone doesn't" argument. people had to know that this day was coming. HTML5 has always been talked about as the newest transition. now Mr. Steve Jobs doesn't look like such an asshole for not wanting flash support & its funny that Adobe took offense to it but now they are moving in the HTML5 direction. maybe Google will decide to put their own touch on flash as it is not totally going away, but what would be the point?

7. saiful10

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

Its really a great work...........

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