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Bye-bye Flash

Jobs Was Right: Adobe Abandons Mobile Flash, Backs HTML5 by Mike Isaac

In an abrupt about-face in its mobile software strategy, Adobe will soon cease developing its Flash Player plug-in for mobile browsers.

“HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively,” Adobe VP Danny Winokur said in a clear reference to Apple’s rejection of Flash support on its dominant iOS devices: the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

“This makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms.

And with that, Adobe signaled the end of the Flash era on at least the mobile web, as Steve Jobs predicted.

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