Adobe will be coming out with one last version of Flash Player which will work on the Android 4.0 mobile operating system of Google. This will be the final Adobe Flash update for the mobile devices.
“Adobe will release one more version of the Flash Player for mobile browsing, which will provide support for Android 4.0, and one more release of the Flash Linux Porting Kit – both expected to be released before the end of this year,” said an Adobe spokesperson to a website.
In the recent past, many companies have distanced themselves from Flash and have gone in favour of HTML 5. This is perhaps the reason why Adobe decided to stop the development of Flash for mobile devices. At the same time, there are numerous websites on the Internet which still use Flash in some form or the other.
With the announcement from Adobe that the company will not support further development in Flash, the transition towards HTML 5 is likely to hasten. The Android decision to support Flash as an interim measure provides Flash one more chance to stay on the mobile platforms for slightly longer.
Earlier, Adobe said in a blog post, “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 continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations”.