Adobe gets rid of Flash on smartphones

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With so many devices now supporting Flash, to enable viewing of a whole range of online content, it was only a matter of time before Adobe buckled under the pressure after Flash proved to be too time consuming.

Adobe will be getting rid of its mobile version of Flash to enable developers to take advantage of their more recent product, Adobe Air.

This news was announced after a statement was made to ZDNet in which a spokesperson revealed Adobe’s current plans for Flash in the mobile sector.

“Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations. Some of our source code licensees may opt to continue working on and releasing their own implementations. We will continue to support the current Android and PlayBook configurations with critical bug fixes and security updates.”

With so many people choosing other devices over the iPhone due to its lack of Flash support, perhaps Apple will have second thoughts over introducing a more stable and secure environment like Adobe Air.

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