There was a time when the mobile operating systems used to have edge over one another with a few features which could change the entire game. Steve Jobs, the former CEO of Apple, always denied the usage of Adobe flash player and the content in the devices that run on the iOS, i.e. the iPhone, iPod touch and the iPad. But now, as most of the mobile operating systems support the HTML5 content and play it without a need for any specific flash player.
Danny Winokur, Adobe VP and General Manager of Interactive Development, said –
“Over the past two years, we’ve delivered Flash Player for mobile browsers and brought the full expressiveness of the web to many mobile devices,” “However, HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively. This makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms.”
The development for the Adobe flash playing solution would be stopped from now, for the Android operating system and the Blackberry OS, but the native app functioning will still be supported while using them through the Adobe Air platform. The company says it will continue to release bug fixes, as well as let licensees of its source code release their own Flash-like products.
Winokur also said,
“We will continue to leverage our experience with Flash to accelerate our work with the W3C and WebKit to bring similar capabilities to HTML5 as quickly as possible, just as we have done with CSS Shaders,” “And, we will design new features in Flash for a smooth transition to HTML5 as the standards evolve so developers can confidently invest knowing their skills will continue to be leveraged.”
Now the reason for the Android tablets to boast, is gone. The support for mobile flash is gone, and so the content playing for all the mobile platforms have a same future, and Apple developers would be happy, for what Steve Jobs had said, about not using Flash in the iOS devices in the future too.