Interesting theory but it's more likely to be due to the fact MS isn't going to natively support Flash for Windows 8 Metro.
It doesn't matter if something is better if your main customer is switching away from it too!
Though this doesn't mean they won't still try something like merge Flash into HTML5. The Adobe server 4.5 for example can already auto stream Flash video to a iOS compatible format. Along with what they can do with Adobe Air, which Adobe already offers for iOS.
Surpsising... Seeing as how there are still a tons of stuff using Flash and tons of websites that still haven't adopted HTML5... Maybe it's for the best, I mean HTML5 has potential and the only thing that exploited that potential was the iPad because it was using it exclusively. Maybe with Adobe behind it, HTML5 will finally gain traction. Not only in the mobile market, but in the desktop market as well... (When have you seen a major site adopt HTML5 in a major fashion?)
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This doesn't really bother me because I can still use flash on my android phone, and im sure ics will support both. I'm glad adobe finally read the writing on the wall
So Flash is officially dead. As an IT person I feel like this is great. Extra plugins especially ones like Flash that are full of security holes just cause problems.
one more thing to push html5 to everyone :), making things better!
Apple actually did us a favor (YIKES!) by not supporting Flash. You will agree if you've ever experienced one of the dreaded 'Display driver stopped responding'' error messages and discovered, after many wasted hours of troubleshooting, that it was Flash-related. Flash works most of the time, but when it doesn't work you can burn a lot of time trying-out different drivers - to no avail!
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most sites stick with flash due to its DRM capabilities. HTML5 is pretty open to copyright infringement in that regard
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omegadraco:So Flash is officially dead. As an IT person I feel like this is great. Extra plugins especially ones like Flash that are full of security holes just cause problems.
Flash is not dead; repeat, flash is not dead. They're only killing it for the mobile front due to obvious reasons...
Plus when all of these people are complaining about Flash crashing, I used the beta versions for a long time and I have to say, it isn't that bad. It seems like I am the only user who has not had a bad experience with Flash... Seriously.
Doesn't invalidate my comment though, I mean HTML5 needs a major desktop push; a major one.
I've never had any issues with Flash Player either, not from Adobe's end anyway. usually it's a particular website's developers that were supposed to update their site and didn't. As for issues with display drivers, that's a conflict that AMD and Nvidia take on themselves. It's not a conflict with Adobe's software, it's the drivers. Both companies have been dealing with this for a few years now, off and on. heck, i love Nvidia, but the last 10 sets of drivers have been hit-n-miss as to whether they crash from that or not. Sometimes they do it out of nowhere at all, same goes for some of the recent AMD drivers. It's how the drivers are coded to work in conjunction with flash, not flash with the drivers.
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