Adobe abandons mobile Flash

In a bow to the inevitable, Adobe has decided to forego developing and deploying a Flash version for mobile platforms.  Flash is the undisputed leader in desktop video and games and so Adobe’s efforts to establish a mobile standard on that technology was understandable.  However, with a premium on battery life, some mobile designers (i.e. Apple) started to look at less power munching alternatives.  Adobe recognized this and began incorporating HTML5 into their viewing platform for Android and iOS.  HTML5 is quickly becoming universal and Adobe’s decision is no surprise – except to the shareholders and employees that suffer as a consequence.  This is all good for Adobe with groking the inevitable; bad for  the employees who now need a job; but better for all of us who will not have to go through the nonsense we saw with the browser & API wars of the late 90s.

More stories about Adobe’s waving the Flash flag here, here & here.



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