Adobe kills Flash on mobile devices

Adobe will not launch any new version of Flash for mobile browsers and will replace it with new HTML5.

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2011, 00:04 AM IST

New York: Imaging software maker Adobe will
not launch any new version of Flash for mobile browsers and
will gradually move to replace it with new version of computer
language HTML5, which is widely being used for designing
contents.

"We will no longer continue to develop Flash Player in
the browser to work with new mobile device configurations
(chipset, browser, OS version, etc.) following the upcoming
release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and BlackBerry
PlayBook," Adobe`s Vice President and General Manager for
Interactive Development Danny Winokur wrote in his blog today.

He said that Adobe will continue to provide critical bug
fixes and security updates for existing device configurations.

"We are already working on Flash Player 12 and a new
round of exciting features which we expect to again advance
what is possible for delivering high definition entertainment
experiences.

"We will continue to leverage our experience with
Flash to accelerate our work with the W3C and WebKit to bring
similar capabilities to HTML5 as quickly as possible," Winokur
said.

He said that Adobe will simultaneously design new
features in Flash for a smooth transition to HTML5.

Winokur said that he is excited to see adoption of HTML5
on major mobile devices which is making HTML5 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," he said.

PTI