Mobile Flash dropped by Adobe

HTML5 is the new standard for mobile

Adobe Flash

Adobe “will no longer continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations,” according to a blog posted by Danny Winokur, general manager of interactive development for Adobe. Those configurations include the chipset, browser, OS version and more, he said. The changes will take place following the upcoming release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and BlackBerry PlayBook, he added.

The changes will allow Adobe to increase its investment in HTML5, a Flash alternative, and to innovate with Flash in areas where it can “have the most impact,” such as advanced gaming and premium video, Winokur said.

“HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively,” he explained. “This makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms.” ComputerWorld

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