Adobe Confirms It Will Abandon Flash Player Mobile
Adobe announced through a post on its corporate blog today that it will no longer continue to develop the Flash Mobile Player browser plug-in for mobile devices. "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," said Adobe. "We will no longer continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations following the upcoming release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and BlackBerry PlayBook." Adobe said that it will continue to provide bug fixes and security updates as necessary. Adobe will turn most of its mobile development resources on HTML5, which is now widely adopted across the mobile industry. "HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms," said Adobe. "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." Adobe also recently announced that it will slash 750 jobs from its payroll, which constitutes about 7% of its total number of employees.
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