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Well, not quite so dramatic, but still a big deal if true: Gone in a Flash? Adobe Said Halting Development on Mobile Version of Its Plug-In.
I’ve mentioned a few times in the past that I think Flash on mobile devices is a bad idea. Since Google and RIM announced Flash support on their devices, I’ve actually heard zero good things about it, so Adobe’s move isn’t surprising. Most existing interactive Flash apps just cannot work very well on a touch screen. Personally, I run into zero Flash apps on sites that I notice blocking functionality, aside from video.
I still think it would be in everyone’s best interests to integrate support for Flash video into mobile OS’s, just like YouTube video links seem to get special handling. This would only be useful for a short time, though, since it seems most sites are now supporting HTML5 video.