Adobe trashes Flash Player for mobile, embraces HTML5

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From Adobe to ZDnet:

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.

In the news item by ZDnet, Adobe is reported to have stated in an email that they are stopping development work on Flash for mobile browsers, and now focussing on HTML5 instead.

Adobe is now focusing their development efforts on:

  • Applications for mobile
  • Expressive content on the desktop (in and out of browser)
  • Increasing their investments in HTML5 in general



  1. If the Apple people were Nigerians- or OBJ specifically, they would be guffawing and saying, ‘i dey laff oo’

  2. But Eye.Bee.Kay, ain’t apple laughing? They are Ofcourse. I am happy that android gave me the opportunity to experience flash on my mobile. Not like I use it often though.

  3. Apple certainly is laughing now, but I still support that they should allow users to decide if they want it or not.

    At least it should be available as a 3rd Party app.

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