According to a report from Zdnet, Adobe is going to stop the development of Flash player for mobile devices. The website claims that this foresighted news will soon be announced by Adobe itself.
The leaked announcement/statement from Adobe says,
Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations.
Adobe will now turn its attention towards app development and possibly HTML 5 as well. If this news happens to be true then Android would certainly lose one of its major advantages over its competitor, iOS.
This announcement will also be considered as a forecast by Steve Jobs who said that Flash is unreliable, unsecure and not fast enough to run on mobile devices.
However, for the time being this news is still a rumour. We are still waiting for the official announcement from Adobe, and will update you once it gets official.
Update: Adobe has confirmed that flash mobile player is dead and buried.
We will no longer continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations (chipset, browser, OS version, etc.) following the upcoming release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and BlackBerry PlayBook.
The company will now focus on developing HTML 5 based applications.
HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively. This makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms.
We are super excited about the next generations of HTML5 and Flash. Together they offer developers and content publishers great options for delivering compelling web and application experiences across PCs and devices.