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Flash for Android 4.0 by end of 2011 says Adobe

Flash for Android 4.0 by end of 2011 says Adobe

Adobe will deliver a version of Flash Player mobile for Android 4.0 by the end of the year, the company has confirmed, meaning smartphones like the Galaxy Nexus will be able to play Flash games and animations in the browser. Flash Player's current incompatibility  with Ice Cream Sandwich was spotted shortly after the Galaxy Nexus' launch, with Google only saying that "it expected" Adobe to release an updated version. However, Adobe also confirmed to Pocket-lint that this new version will be its last for the platform.

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Facebook acquires Strobe to help HTML5 app developers deploy to the web and appstores

Facebook acquires Strobe to help HTML5 app developers deploy to the web and appstores

There's a company out there by the name of Strobe whose main goal is to help HTML5 web app developers push their apps to the web, the Android Market, and the iTunes App Store, and today we're to understand that Facebook has acquired them fully. Strobe founder Charles Jolley noted this morning that though Facebook has acquired the service, it will continue to exist in its Beta form for the time being. He also mentioned that his other progect which has to deal with JavaScript framework SproutCore will remain an independent project. What does this mean for Facebook, you might ask - Jolley will be joining the mobile engineering team, for one.

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Adobe slammed by former Adobe executive over Mobile Flash cut, stock plunges

Adobe slammed by former Adobe executive over Mobile Flash cut, stock plunges

Today there was a rather important announcement made by Adobe regarding the amount of Flash that'll be found on mobile devices in the future: zero - and now that the public and the former leaders of Adobe have gotten full wind, the results aren't good. Of course it's been a point of contention whether or not flash should be on mobile devices for just about as long as there's been a concept of a smartphone, so the markets were bound to react to any sort of big change in the waters here in this situation, and it appears that Adobe really couldn't have gotten much worse of a reaction from stockholders.

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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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Amazon adds HTML5 ebooks in Kindle Format 8

Amazon adds HTML5 ebooks in Kindle Format 8

Amazon is talking up the new features that it is adding to the Kindle Format 8 (KF8) upgrade for ebooks. The key feature is the support of HTML5 in the new format. That HTML5 support brings all sort of goodies with it that will make ebooks using the new KF8 format more interactive and exciting. HTML5 means support for CSS3, fixed layouts, embedded fonts, drop caps, floating elements, text on background images, lists and a bunch more.

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Facebook Project Spartan leaks; Unveil tipped Monday with iPad app

Facebook Project Spartan leaks; Unveil tipped Monday with iPad app

Facebook's HTML5 app push, codenamed Project Spartan, looks set to launch next week, with a Monday unveil for the mobile platform - and the iPad Facebook app - tipped. The scheduling, so TechCrunch's sources say, is designed to offer Facebook a fallback option if Apple decides not to share stage-space with the social network at the iPhone 5 launch on October 4. Meanwhile, a prematurely posted (and subsequently yanked) Facebook page seemingly documented exactly what Project Spartan will offer to users and developers.

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Pandora gets HTML5 makeover: Faster and no listen limits

Pandora gets HTML5 makeover: Faster and no listen limits

Pandora has been given an HTML5 revamp, speeding the online streaming radio site's interface and improving social sharing of personalized stations. Among the changes are a new shuffle button, which can juggle multiple stations to keep your musical style fresh, but perhaps most important to users is the removal of the listening cap. No longer are users limited to just 40hrs of play each month.

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