Nov 09 AT 12:53 PM Taylor Wimberly 18 Comments

News Flash: Adobe to focus on HTML5 and Air for mobile


Are you tired of Adobe Flash Player slowing down and crashing your Android browser? This morning Danny Winokur of Adobe made a blog post to announce the future of Flash Player for mobile. “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.”

Going forward, Adobe’s focus for mobile devices will be placed on AIR and HTML5, which they admit is the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms. Adobe said they will continue to work with key players in the HTML community like Google in order to drive HTML5 innovation they can use to advance their mobile browsers.

Flash won’t be completely going away from Android just yet. Adobe will continue to “provide critical bug fixes and security updates for existing device configurations”, but they didn’t say how long they planned to maintain support.

Source: Adobe

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