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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RE[4]: Good riddance
by dsmogor on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 05:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Good riddance"
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DRM is a technology that in every context is related to making money, so companies that control endpoints and can impose their technology, see it as a huge profit opportunity as they can monetize just about every user. They will fight till last breath to make their solution defacto standard (to position themselves as e.g. NagraVision in DTV). I wouldn't count on any sort of agreement soon, esp. we're at the end of semi open personal computing platforms era.

The only case I can see it happening is:
1. some regulative body like ITU stepping in with something that is technologically compelling (hard to imagine but has once happened in case of GSM)
2. broadcasters teaming up and proposing their own standard (the fate of bbc codec doesn't make me believer).

Edited 2012-07-03 05:51 UTC

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