Flash is the one thing which is lacking in an iPhone compared to other smartphones out there today. Android always uses flash as the advantage it has over iOS but Apple does not support Flash all these while despite all the talking going around saying how Apple will suffer for the decision not to include Flash in it’s devices.
All these years, HTML5 is where Apple focus is on instead of Flash. Steve Jobs always say that Flash is not suitable for the post-PC era. This is because Flash is design for PCs (with PC, I mean Personal Computers), but the post-PC era or the mobile era is about low power devices, touch interfaces and open web standards – all areas where Flash falls short. That is why Steve Jobs always think that HTML5 is the future and does not want to spend time on Flash. And this proves to be true with Adobe killing Flash for mobiles. I guess Steve is a visionary.
Adobe blog states that,
Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. 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.
Click here to read more about it.
HTML5 will be the new industry standard and Android will have to find another advantage over iOS to boast around. Comments?
Here is a video on Steve Jobs comment on Flash in 2010: