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Adobe Confirms It Will Abandon Flash Player Mobile

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Nov 9, 2011, 9:39 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

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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bluecoyote

Nov 9, 2011, 10:10 AM

Hey, everyone who said Apple was in the wrong for saying "GTFO" to Flash...

… and that Apple was wrong for saying that Flash was a horrible, resource hogging, always-behind-schedule, poorly-implemented piece of garbage and HTML5 was the future….


You're going to admit you're wrong, right?
So what? They still chose to completely ignore the industry standard. Technology changes all the time and most hardware/software standards get replaced by something better in due time. Were movie producers wrong for releasing movies in VHS? No, as the...
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bluecoyote said:
… and that Apple was wrong for saying that Flash was a horrible, resource hogging, always-behind-schedule, poorly-implemented piece of garbage and HTML5 was the future….


You're going to admit you'r
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So...what you are saying that we should all bow down to the almighty Apple because they really do know what is best for us? That we should all just blindly obey whatever Apple says?

I don't think so.
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bluecoyote said:
You're going to admit you're wrong, right?


I do not have a dog in the Flash vs HTML5 fight. But if you want others to admit that they are wrong, are you going to admit that your thinking is flawed?...
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tjobrien21

Nov 9, 2011, 12:30 PM

Great move...

Killing off a product and "slashing" 750 jobs. Great news for the economy there.
 
 
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