Adobe officially pulls the plug on Flash for mobile, focusing on HTML5

Adobe officially pulls the plug on Flash for mobile, focusing on HTML5
Just as rumored earlier today, Adobe officially announced that it will cease further development efforts on its mobile version of the Flash player, and only offer bug fixes and other support functions. 

The company is intent to shift its mobile efforts to HTML5 as the future of web standards, pulling the plug on Flash, which it acquired together with the purchase of Macromedia in 2005.

So the current Adobe Flash Player 11 edition in Android Market and for the BlackBerry Playbook will forever stay in our minds as the last major version before mobile Flash was put out to pasture. 

Adobe says in the press release, however, that there will be an upcoming Adobe Flash Player 11.1 update, and this will be the last one. If it includes the promised Stage 3D hardware-accelerated rendering present in the desktop version, it should more than suffice until the vast majority of websites have completed the shift to HTML5 further down the road.

Adobe also noted that 3rd party source code licensees can keep working on their own versions of mobile Flash and out new releases, if so inclined. It will also continue to support Adobe AIR on mobile devices, so as developers can package Flash content as apps, and offer them in the application stores.


source: Adobe

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