Linked by David Adams on Thu 15th Sep 2011 07:08 UTC, submitted by kristoph
Windows Microsoft announced during the build conference, and Steve Sinofsky reiterated in a blog posting that: "For the web to move forward and for consumers to get the most out of touch-first browsing, the Metro style browser in Windows 8 is as HTML5-only as possible, and plug-in free. The experience that plug-ins provide today is not a good match with Metro style browsing and the modern HTML5 web." Sinfosky goes on explain why Microsoft will not include Flash and why it's no longer needed. It's as close as we'll get to an obituary for Flash. Update from Thom: Added a note in the 'read more'!
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Flash on Android...
by TemporalBeing on Thu 15th Sep 2011 15:28 UTC
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My only complaint about Flash on Android is the lack of ability to install it on the SD card as my phone (N1) has too little flash disk space, and I'm no where near ready to upgrade to a newer phone. So for now, it remains uninstalled. (Talked to Adobe about it, and they blame in on the Browser not running off SD card to start with since they are a plug-in to the the Browser.)

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