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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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Sony PS Vita browser won’t support Flash at launch

Sony PS Vita browser won’t support Flash at launch

According to a report from Japanese publication Weekly Famitsu, the web browser on Sony's next-generation portable gaming device, the PlayStation Vita, will not support Adobe Flash at launch. It will support cookies, JavaScript 1.7, and some HTML5, but Flash didn't make the list. Also not supported are Game Archives that include classic PlayStation One games.

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Adobe responds to Windows 8 not supporting Flash

Adobe responds to Windows 8 not supporting Flash

Microsoft's Windows 8 Metro UI tablet interface will not support plugins, meaning that much like the route Apple has taken, Microsoft is also choosing HTML 5 over Adobe's Flash. But that doesn't seal the coffin yet on Adobe, as the company responds and assures that Flash will find its way to all platforms and will remain the best tool for creating the richest experiences for users.

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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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Adobe finally brings Flash support to iOS devices

Adobe finally brings Flash support to iOS devices

Adobe has finally figured out a workaround to bring Flash video support to the iOS platform, where Apple adamantly refuses the format. During the IBC trade show today, the company unveiled the Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 and Adoble Flash Acess 3.0 products that will allow publishers to deliver Flash content to iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices.

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Adobe Edge HTML5 app could eat Flash from the inside

Adobe Edge HTML5 app could eat Flash from the inside

The latest Flash rival has arrived, and bizarrely it's from Adobe itself. The company has launched Adobe Edge, currently in pre-beta, blending HTML5, JavaScript, CSS and more to create online animations and interactive gadgets. Described as building on the HTML5 output already present in Creative Suite 5.5, Edge creates HTML5-based content that will work not only in desktop browsers but in mobile browsers such as those found on Apple's iOS-based iPhone and iPad.

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Adobe admits OS X Lion Flash claims were false

Adobe admits OS X Lion Flash claims were false

Adobe has backtracked on claims that OS X Lion dropped hardware acceleration for Flash video, after a knowledge base article suggested that Apple had disabled the systems used to speed up rendering of such clips. In a statement on the company's Flash Player Team blog, Adobe admits that Apple "provides the same support for Flash hardware video acceleration as Mac OS X Snow Leopard" and that their false suggestion was based on misinterpreting results from a pre-beta Lion build.

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Sandy Bridge MacBook Air to use 400Mbps NAND flash storage?

Sandy Bridge MacBook Air to use 400Mbps NAND flash storage?

Apple could be planning another flash memory speed boost in the upcoming MacBook Air refresh, according to new reports, with the company tipped to be using 19nm "Toggle DDR 2.0" storage for the slender ultraportable. The high-speed NAND, Macotokara's component source suggests, is capable of 400Mbps transfer rates, using new, smaller chips that Apple would supposedly solder directly to the base circuit of the updated Airs.

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Google Swiffy Transforms Flash Into HTML 5

Google Swiffy Transforms Flash Into HTML 5

Google Labs released an experimental web app today called Swiffy that lets developers convert Adobe Flash SWF files to HTML 5. Apple is well known for not supporting Flash in favor of HTML 5, which has made Flash content inaccessible to iOS users. This move by Google is a bit surprising since the search giant has a deal with Adobe to support Flash and even offer the plugin preloaded with its Chrome OS.

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ViewSonic adds Flash Player to GTab slate

ViewSonic adds Flash Player to GTab slate

It's obviously the weekend for Android updates; first Samsung's Gingerbread for the Galaxy S, and now a ViewSonic tweak for the company's GTab Android slate. The latest OTA update isn't anything as dramatic as a core OS update, but it does add Flash Player support to the 10-inch tablet.

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Flash Player 10.2 for Motorola XOOM due March 18

Flash Player 10.2 for Motorola XOOM due March 18

Adobe has announced that the Flash Player 10.2 update for Android 3.0.1 Honeycomb tablets such as the Motorola XOOM will be released on March 18. Made available through the Android Market, as with the current Flash Player 10.1 release for Android smartphones, the updated version will be the production version for Android 2.2 and 2.3 devices and the beta for Honeycomb slates.

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