Nov 10 2011
Steve Jobs must be celebrating beyond the grave. After the next release, Adobe will no longer develop Flash for mobile browsing beyond bug fixing and limited on-going support. This doesn’t mean Flash is entirely gone, but it does signal the beginning of the end of Flash as a relevant platform for web use.
Mobile usage increases daily and is expected to surpass desktop internet usage by 2014. Android OS devices, which are known for supporting Flash, are starting to overtake Apple’s iPhone in number of units sold. Why would Adobe decided to stop supporting Flash now?