Adobe Admits Defeat: Ends Mobile Flash Player


Steve Jobs always had a way of putting things to bed long before others saw it.

He famously rid the computer of the floppy drive and when he introduced the world to his iPhone -- and later his iPad -- he pronounced the death of Flash.

Flash's makers Adobe apparently hadn't gotten Jobs memo and were not happy about his refusal to allow the platform on his mobile devices because he thought Flash was unstable and sucked up battery life.

But today, Adobe is admitting defeat.

The Mountain View-based company is confirming that it will stop developing its Flash Player for mobile devices.

Instead Adobe will pour its resources into further developing its work into HTML 5, Jobs platform of choice.

Adobe says it will however continue to work on Flash Player for desktop machines, which Apple has no problem with.

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