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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RE[4]: You're wrong Thom
by joshv on Fri 16th Sep 2011 10:58 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: You're wrong Thom"
joshv
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2006-03-18

Indeed he is wrong about this. Apple has steadfastly said they don't want Flash on their platforms so there's nothing Adobe can do about that, but I have a working Flash implementation on my Android phone. Flash is indeed there.


Actually you can compile your flash app into a iOS app with relative ease. Adobe simply bundles a version of the AIR run time with each app. A tad inefficient in terms of app size, but it works, and Apple's policy reversal on non-native apps allows it.

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RE[5]: You're wrong Thom
by henderson101 on Fri 16th Sep 2011 12:09 in reply to "RE[4]: You're wrong Thom"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Actually you can compile your flash app into a iOS app with relative ease.


Yes, you can. Case in point Machinarium - a flash game, now on iOS - COOoo..l.. er... iPad 2 minimum? (WHAT?) So it "requires" the device with the largest amount of RAM and fastest processor and best graphics?!?!? - baring in mind I've played this on a 1.66Mhz Atom based Netbook under Windows 7 and it ran reasonably smoothly with 1GB RAM and intel integrated graphics (MSi Wind u100 - google the specs).... I don't think anyone has much to worry about with Adobe and Flash native compilation.. it's not optimised and pretty much niche and is likely to stay that way knowing Adobe.

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