It’s official, Adobe has announced that they will stop developing Adobe Flash for mobile devices. Instead, the company will focus their attention on HTML 5, which seems to have won the war against Flash on mobile devices. This does not mean that Flash on mobile devices is dead; Adobe will continue to support the current version with critical bug fixes and security updates. Here is what Adobe had to see about the situation:
“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.”
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