Steve Jobs vindicated: Adobe to drop Flash
In an essay composed before his death, Apple mastermind dismissed Flash as obsolete
In an essay composed by Apple mastermind Steve Jobs two years before his
untimely demise, Jobs found that the Flash computer program was
obsolete. Jobs criticized Adobe as, "Flash was created during the PC era
- for PCs and mice...But the mobile era is about low power devices,
touch interfaces and open web standards - all areas where Flash falls
short." Adobe is taking the late Jobs' advice, as it now discontinuing
In his essay, 'Thoughts on Flash,' Jobs said, 'Flash has not performed well on mobile devices. We have routinely asked Adobe to show us Flash performing well on a mobile device, any mobile device, for a few years now. We have never seen it.'
Adobe also confirmed previous news that they will not support mobile flash but instead the company will focus on flash for PC.
In his essay, "Thoughts on Flash," Jobs said, "Flash has not performed well on mobile devices. We have routinely asked Adobe to show us Flash performing well on a mobile device, any mobile device, for a few years now. We have never seen it."
True to Jobs' words, after this August 15 mobile flash will begin to fade out of the picture. If the user already have flash installed on your device, Adobe will still continue to issue security updates and other vital patches for existing users.
Being able to access flash-based web content from Android devices was once a huge selling point for Google based tablets and phones.
"The easiest way to ensure ongoing access to Flash Player on Android 4.0 or earlier devices is to use certified devices and ensure that the Flash Player is either pre-installed by the manufacturer or installed from Google Play Store before August 15th," Adobe said.
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