Adobe Reportedly Planning To Halt Mobile Flash Player
Here comes an interesting bit of information which we’d like you to treat with the appropriate dose of salt, at least until official wording is out (should be later on today, if rumors turn out to be true). According to “sources familiar with the matter” Adobe is planning on halting development of its mobile Flash Player.
ZDnet claims the following announcement should be out soon: “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.”
So basically Adobe is halting development of Flash Player for browsers on mobile and is shifting its focus to HTML5 as well as mobile applications. The announcement should be made public sometime today.