Adobe has spent a great deal of time and energy making Flash work for mobiles but although Flash is relatively successful on tablets, Adobe is reportedly giving up on Flash for mobile browsers. At this point, its usefulness is relatively limited on handsets. It may work, but it’s slow and it is often used in last resort – apps being the first option.
This will undoubtedly be seen as a victory for Apple, which has had a philosophical issue with having Flash on iOS. Steve jobs called Adobe “lazy” and argued that flash was “full of bugs”. In the end, Flash can only be successful if it is ubiquitous, and in the mobile world, it’s not. It’s main added-value is supposed to be “write once and deploy everywhere”…
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