Apple’s Steve Jobs has long predicted the death of Flash on mobile and now it is coming true. Adobe has pulled away and will not provide Flash Player support for devices running Android 4.1. Flash plugin will be removed from the Google Play Store by August 2012. The retreat comes five years after the introduction of the iPhone, the device which killed Flash’s mobile ambitions.
Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen previously took a jab at Apple by saying: “Anyone who wants to design for a multi-platform world is our customer. Apple would like to keep it closed and proprietary. Well, let the games begin.”
As a CEO, he failed to see HTML5 will dominate web animation in the future? … and the death of Flash is now here. Adobe has stopped development of Flash Player for mobile browsers. The main issue for Adobe is that, smartphone makers are going towards HTML5.