Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2012 18:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless And so, Flash on mobile is now completely dead. "There will be no certified implementations of Flash Player for Android 4.1. Beginning August 15th we will use the configuration settings in the Google Play Store to limit continued access to Flash Player updates to only those devices that have Flash Player already installed. Devices that do not have Flash Player already installed are increasingly likely to be incompatible with Flash Player and will no longer be able to install it from the Google Play Store after August 15th."
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theosib
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2006-03-02

This is an example of a business totally dropping the ball on a major focal point of their business. They COULD have put more effort into making Flash perform well on more platforms, using less CPU time, more acceleration hardware, etc. But they didn't. They COULD have open sourced it, but they didn't. They even had a good shot to get it right on Android, and they flubbed that too.

It makes me wonder if this was intentional. Did Adobe execs decide that Flash and Flash-related tools just weren't the source of enough revenue to take seriously? Or did they just screw themselves out of incompetence?

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