Google has now officially booted out Flash from all their services including from Android and Google Play Store. Adobe will disable new installs of Flash on Android, effectively cutting it off from the future of the mobile web.
This outcome has been expected for a while now. Ever since the late Steve Jobs predicted the death of Flash on mobile and now it is finally coming true. Previously, Adobe has announced that it will pull 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. Shantanu is not applied strategic thinking when he made that comment.