Adobe has confirmed in a recent reports that its going to end the development on Flash Mobile Player and focus more on the upcoming HTML5 platform for mobile devices. At-last Apple’s late Steve Jobs wins over Adobe, as Adobe was battling over for the Flash on mobiles and Job’s never accepted that, instead supported HTML5 for mobile.
Adobe VP and general manager for interactive development Danny Winokur said in the official blog “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. We will of course continue to provide critical bug fixes and security updates for existing device configurations.“
He also stated that “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.“
Adobe Flash is not dead. In the upcoming Flash Player 12, it will offer features for a smooth transition to HTML5 and as the standards evolve the developers can confidently invest knowing their skills will continue to be leveraged. Adobe is trying the build the next generations of HTML5 and Flash. Together this offer developers and content publishers great options for delivering compelling web and application experiences across PCs and devices.
Adobe knows there are million of developers for flash and it can’t just shutdown the entire development of it. Adobe will continue to provide critical bug fixes and security updates for existing device configurations support Flash player. Also Adobe will allow source code licensees for developers to continue working on and release their own implementations.
So, Flash Player 11.1 will be that last mobile version for Flash. What do you think of this decision from Adobe? Is this a late decision from Adobe?