Adobe to get aggressive with HTML5, kill Flash for mobiles

Adobe has adopted an interesting new strategy by pinning its resources and efforts on HTML5 and in the process of doing so, the company will no longer develop Flash player for mobile phones. According to Adobe’s Official Blog, their reasons for this move are that most mobile phones now support HTML5. Due to this, HTML5 is the best mode for content creation across mobile platforms.

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Adobe to kill Flash!



Their upcoming Flash Player 11.1 will be the last version for mobile devices. They’ve also started working on Flash Player 12 for PC browsers and the company is planning to make the switch easier for developers by using the latest Flash version as a bridge to smoothen transition to HTML5.


Here are a few interesting excerpts from their blog post.


'Over the past two years, we’ve delivered Flash Player for mobile browsers and brought the full expressiveness of the web to many mobile devices.


However, HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively.  This makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms. We are excited about this, and will continue our work with key players in the HTML community, including Google, Apple, Microsoft and RIM, to drive HTML5 innovation they can use to advance their mobile browsers.


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.'


You can head over here to read the full post. 

Published Date: Nov 10, 2011 10:30 am | Updated Date: Nov 10, 2011 10:30 am