Adobe has officially announced that they will no longer continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations. Instead, the focus will be placed on HTML 5 and AIR standards. Of course, the current Adobe Flash stuff will still be supported with bug fixes and security updates. On the desktop front, Adobe is already prepping Flash Player 12 and plans to introduce new features.
These changes will allow us to increase investment in HTML5 and innovate with Flash where it can have most impact for the industry, including advanced gaming and premium video…Flash developers can take advantage of these features, and all that our Flash tooling has to offer, to reach more than a billion PCs through their browsers and to package native apps with AIR that run on hundreds of millions of mobile devices through… Android Market, Amazon Appstore for Android and BlackBerry App World… We are super excited about the next generations of HTML5 and Flash. Together they offer developers and content publishers great options for delivering compelling web and application experiences across PCs and devices. There is already amazing work being done that is pushing the newest boundaries, and we can’t wait to see what is still yet to come!
Read the full statement on Adobe’s blog.