Mobile Flash is being killed off. Adobe will no longer be developed for mobile browsers, the company said in a note that will accompany a financial briefing to analysts.
Instead the company will focus on development around HTML5 technologies, which enable modern browsers to do essentially the same functions as Flash did but without relying on Adobe’s proprietary technologies, and which can be implemented across platforms.
The existing plugins for the Android and BlackBerry platforms will be given bug fixes and security updates, the company said in a statement first revealed by ZDNet. But further development will end.
Flash being excluded by the latest Google Android OS 4.1 Jeally Bean and Microsoft also said that the default browser in its forthcoming Window 8 system, expected at the end of 2012, will not include Flash plugin by default.
With the decision by Adobe to drop the Flash in the mobile devices, Adobe plans to cut 750 staff, principally in North America and Europe. But the company spoke person decline to give the correct figure yet.
Adobe will turn their company focus to the latest open standard in the mobile era, such as HTML5 and perhaps they will creating a great HTML5 tools in the future to gain back the market share that they lost after the drop of mobile Flash.
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