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Flash Flushed: Adobe confirms HTML5 mobile focus

Flash Flushed: Adobe confirms HTML5 mobile focus

Adobe has announced that it will no longer develop Flash Player for mobile devices, confirming rumors that it is shifting to HTML5 as its mobile platform of choice. "HTML5 [is] the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms" Adobe VP Danny Winokur said on the company's official blog, and the firm will work "with key players in the HTML community, including Google, Apple, Microsoft and RIM" to drive the standard further.

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Adobe to trash Flash Player Mobile

Adobe to trash Flash Player Mobile

Adobe is reportedly preparing to announce it is ditching Mobile Flash development, with no further plans to push Flash Player for mobile devices. The decision, revealed to ZDNet by sources close to Adobe, will mean an end to the ongoing argument over whether Flash support on smartphones and tablets is a benefit to end-users or a hinderance, something which saw Adobe and Apple lock horns on a number of occasions. Moving forward, Adobe will concentrate on Flash on the desktop and using Adobe AIR and HTML5 for mobile deployments.

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Adobe extends Air to Smart TV

Adobe extends Air to Smart TV

Adobe has announced that it is extending Air to Smart TVs and the first app to hit the smart TV realm that uses the Air platform is headed to Samsung. The new app is from VH1 and is the I Love the 80's Trivia app. Air is Adobe's rich content platform from cross platform devices. Air extends to TVs, mobile phones, tablets, and computers. The new app will hit Samsung Smart TVs this fall in the US.

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Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 downloads available tonight

Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 downloads available tonight

Adobe announced that its Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 will be available for download tonight starting at 9PM Pacific Time or midnight for folks on the East Coast. These latest updates were detailed back in September and are expected to bring significant improvements such as faster rendering speeds and support for 3D gaming on a variety of platforms, including mobile devices as well as connected TVs.

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Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 to support 3D games

Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 to support 3D games

Adobe has announced that it is enabling 3D gaming for users of its software that have Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 installed on their machines. The two apps will allow 3D gaming on mobile devices of all sorts including iOS devices, Android, Blackberry Tablet OS gear, Mac, and Windows machines. The software will also allow 3D gaming on connected TVs and other platforms as well.

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Windows 8 focus on HTML5 not “legacy” Flash

Windows 8 focus on HTML5 not “legacy” Flash

Microsoft has followed in Apple's footsteps and distanced itself from Flash, putting its energies into HTML5 in Windows 8. The Windows 8 Metro IE10 browser - accessed through the touch-friendly interface - is designed to be plugin free, the Windows engineering team suggests, relying mostly on HTML5. "Providing compatibility with legacy plug-in technologies" the team argues, "would detract from, rather than improve, the consumer experience of browsing in the Metro style UI."

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