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[Engadget] Adobe reportedly will announce the end of Flash Player for mobile devices

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Even though Adobe just mentioned it was planning to invest further in HTML5 after restructuring, a rumor from ZDNet suggests the changes could go even further by dropping development for Flash Player on mobiles entirely. According to an email reportedly received by the company's partners, its future work on Flash for cellphones and tablets will focus on enabling developers to "package apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores."
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Edit - Mods, move this to rumors/unconfirmed if needed.
Edited by halocog - 11/8/11 at 11:53pm
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Wow not surprised!
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That would be big news. I use iOS, though. Will this affect me?
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Does any mobile phone platform support AIR, or just pseudo versions of Flash?
    
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Does any mobile phone platform support AIR, or just pseudo versions of Flash?
I believe adobe has tools to allow you to convert an air application into an android or IOS app.
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I believe adobe has tools to allow you to convert an air application into an android or IOS app.
Ah, alright. Should be good for my bro, learning drawing and Adobe software.
    
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OMG...just when I was getting in-depth into AS3...THIS happens...

Well good thing I had a fall back plan to HTML5/CSS3/jQuery...phew...
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I believe adobe has tools to allow you to convert an air application into an android or IOS app.
Oh that's bloody awesome

I wonder if AIR apps have access to the phone's various sensors?
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It very easy to convert flash to html 5 with swiffy. That part is easy. Most of the mobile people never wanted flash cause of the easily made flash apps.
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no! that means apple wins!
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