Adobe has recently said that it will not adopt flash player for mobile devices from now on. Although Adobe said that it will continue to provide support for existing flash players for Android and other devices. Adobe said the following to zdnet
“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.”
Adobe will try to concentrate on other projects such as applications for mobile devices and maybe create some native apps and HTML 5 tools for mobiles.
Steve jobs had already slammed the need of flash in mobile phones and he thought that flash was meant for PC’s and not mobile devices. Maybe Adobe has finally agreed to what jobs believed. However, people who have enjoyed flash content on their Android devices will certainly feel a bit disappointed. Flash was something which separated Android devices from ios devices and now they will have to settle without flash. The coming future might see more and more websites turning towards HTML 5 keeping in mind that soon, there will be no flash on mobile devices.
Do you think that Adobe’s decision of discontinuing development of flash player for mobiles is a big mistake? Do you feel the need of having flash player on your cell phone?