Wednesday, November 9, 2011

OFFICIAL! Adobe Stops Development of Flash for Mobile Browsers!

It's official. Last night rumors were going around that Adobe was going to stop making Flash for Mobile Browsers. The rumors are unfortunately true and have been confirmed by Adobe. They will still continue to push out security fixes for current builds, but they will no longer be developing Flash to work with new devices/configurations. In other words, Flash isn't going away for good. It just  won't be developed anymore. I think this is pretty disappointing. Personally, I think having flash on your mobile browser is pretty cool and I really don't want it to go away. Sad right? 

Here is what Adobe said:

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.

Via: DroidLife

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