Adobe To Stop Supporting Flash On Consumer Electronics

Adobe Systems Incorporation (NASDAQ:ADBE) announced yesterday that they would no longer be supporting Flash on mobile devices. The company has also revealed yesterday that they would no longer be supporting Adobe Flash on consumer electronics including web-connected TVs. Adobe plans to focus their energies on Adobe AIR and contribute to HTML5.

According to an Adobe spokesperson:

“Adobe will continue to support existing licensees who are planning on supporting Flash Player for web browsing on digital home devices and are using the Flash Player Porting Kit to do so. However we believe the right approach to deliver content on televisions is through applications, not a web browsing experience, and we will continue to encourage the device and content publishing community down that path.”

Adobe’s plans to bring Flash to connected TVs and Blu-ray players were part of their Open Screen Project. The idea for Open Screen Project was to have developers create Flash applications once they were able to get the technology distributed across web browsers, TVs, and mobile devices.

[GigaOm via Techmeme]

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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