Adobe has declared that it will cease to develop its Flash Player for new mobile devices, as it looks instead to contribute more aggressively to the development of HTML5. The company admitted that HTML5 is now the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms, and said that it will instead focus on working with key players in the HTML community.
For consumers who own both a smartphone and tablet, the primary device is still the smartphone, yet this situation will be reversed in early 2013 and tablets will generate more than ten per cent of all website visits by 2014. These forecasts came from research published by software house Adobe, which surveyed 1,200 US mobile users in March to see how they interact with the web via mobile.
Software developer Adobe has effectively killed off its Flash Player for Android, on Thursday pulling the browser plug in from the Google Play marketplace.
Microsoft and Adobe have yet to make any real or significant impact in the mobile apps market, and are thought to be considering joining forces. If the two companies were to merge then it would have to be the mobile apps market driving the deal, as this is where both companies need to score big time, say analysts at Ovum.
US software vendor Adobe has released the latest version of its mobile platform, Flash Player 10.1, in a move that draws clear battle-lines between different approaches to creating and selling smartphone content.
Kevin Lynch, the chief technical officer of software developer Adobe, has posted a terse response to the criticism levelled at Flash technology by Apple chief Steve Jobs last week.
During Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week, we caught up with Mark Doherty, Adobe’s mobile evangelist for the Flash platform, who gave us a demonstration of Flash Player and Adobe Air running on Android.
US vendor Motorola is set to beef up the arsenal available to its Android-based devices by bringing Adobe’s Flash Player to the platform.
Canadian vendor Nortel continued its impersonation of the cow in Douglas Adams’ Restaurant at the End of the Universe this week, offering up for consumption various bits and pieces of its anatomy with a pacific smile and a batting of its long eyelashes.
So it looks like Adobe Flash will be coming to the Apple iPhone after all, but as a native application rather than the in-browser player.
Software firm Adobe announced plans for a full fledged Flash player for mobile devices on Monday, although there is still no sign of a break in the deadlock between it and Apple.
Web giant Google snapped up video compression firm On2 Technologies for a total of $106.5m in a stock for stock transaction earlier this week.
Google has already won support from a handful of key players in the netbook and mobile computing spaces for its newly announced operating system.
The iPhone community is foaming at the mouth yet again, in the wake of reports that software developer Adobe has confirmed the existence of a Flash player for the Apple device. At the Flash on the Beach developers conference, which is taking place in Brighton, UK this week, Adobe’s senior director of engineering, Paul Betlem, [...]
US vendor Qualcomm has teamed up with software developer Adobe to incorporate Flash web media technology into its Brew content delivery platform. The latest version of the Brew Mobile platform will allow developers to create rich applications and web content in Adobe Flash for the Brew environment on mass market devices. New enhancements in platform [...]