A recent report from ZDNet claims that Adobe has officially stopped working on Flash for mobile devices. Adobe in a statement to his staff has said that they will be providing security updates and bug fixes only for current version of Flash for Android and RIM Playbook however after this Adobe will halt its development. Android has a major edge of running Flash based content over Apple iOS devices in clouding iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch therefore this move by Adobe will be a big blow to Google Android devices.
According to Adobe,
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.
Steve Jobs was never for implementation of Adobe Flash in iOS devices and has even criticized Adobe of developing mobile plugin for Android devices. Although he was criticized a lot on giving such remarks but after above news things are becoming more clearer as Adobe could not bring Flash to its full potential on Mobile devices.
In our opinion this race towards high processing power using Quad Core processors was due to content provides using Adobe Flash and Mobile gaming and if Flash is turned down HTML 5 won’t be requiring such high processing processing powers hence negating the need for such power giants.