Wow, we all saw it coming, but it is still a bit of a shocking news.
Adobe is killing Flash. Finally. (Too bad Steve Jobs isn't here to see he was right all the way).
For now, Adobe has confirmed it will stop working on the mobile browsers Flash. But as HTML5 continues to rage and as the mobile world is now responsible of over 50% of web, it's hard to see how Adobe will continue investing in this dying technology.
In Adobe’s official announcement, Danny Winokur,Adobe’s VP and general manager of interactive development, wrote, “HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively. This makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms. 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.”
Remember the Flash war between Apple and Adobe? Apple wins. Adobe loses. Android fans who boldly protected Flash now need to look for a hat to eat… Microsoft fans using Silverlight should be seriously worried now (if they haven't been already…).
Back in April this year, I predicted that by 2013 HTML5 will rule Enterprise Mobility. Adobe killing Flash in favor of concentrating on HTML5 development is another milestone in that route.
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