This could be it, folks. The end of an era. Adobe is going through some major changes. One of those changes involves the cutting of 750 jobs amid a broad restructuring. The other? According to ZDNet, Adobe will no longer support Flash on mobile devices — devices like the ones running Android. Now, we may be jumping the gun here and letting our fears get the best of us but apparently Adobe was quoted as telling developers,
“We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations. Some of our source code licensees may opt to continue working on and releasing their own implementations. We will continue to support the current Android and PlayBook configurations with critical bug fixes and security updates.”
Apparently, Adobe is making a move towards AIR mobile apps and investing in HTML5. Adobe is expected to make an announcement in the coming days. Say what you will — this doesn’t sound too good. Especially for us Android users who have long flaunted our Flash superiority over iOS. Could we really be going back to our Android 2.1 days? What would you guys do if you lost Flash forever? As always we’ll keep you posted as we dig up more info.