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Adobe pulls plug on Flash for mobile

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I use an Android netbook (Asus Transformer) to browse flash related websites a lot. Flash related websites work better than on my Macintosh.

Hopefully, Adobe will open source it, or open source project will step in.

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Good bye and good riddance

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Another instance that Jobs showed he was a visionary. I remember how some articles said that by refusing Flash, Apple was digging its own grave. Now we see he was right.

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I use Flash on my mobile phone. It works just fine. It just depends on how content intensive the site is. My friends are usually amazed at how good Flash looks on my iPhone. There are times when you really need it.

I'm not upset that Adobe will discontinue it. If something better comes along, that's great. I want movie and multimedia content, put some sound into those websites through my mobile.

I can't stand sites with no sound or animation. They seem so dull without those 2 elements.

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My friends are usually amazed at how good Flash looks on my iPhone.

I would be too, considering Flash doesn't work on iPhones.

Everyone could see that this was coming. Flash is too heavy and HTML 5 is the future. Apple may have accelerated Adobe's decision to discontinue.

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FLASH News: cutting 750 jobs, nearly 8% of its workforce.

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Another instance that Jobs showed he was a visionary. I remember how some articles said that by refusing Flash, Apple was digging its own grave. Now we see he was right.

Baaah, you can turn off flash, you can uninstall it, you can use it....look you have a choice, Jobs took away your choice.

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Never really liked Flash. Ex: can't bookmark pages within Flash. Preferred the way HTML does it. Unfortunately, a lot of websites use it for video and sound, so it was a necessary evil to have on your device until HTML5 takes off. So it was strange that Apple wouldn't provide that bridge until HTML5, making it useless with those Flash sites. Just you watch, some other new tech will be developed that will surpass HTML5 (there's always new tech), but it will take Apple awhile because it takes so long years to agree on a standard for HTML6. Apple is pretty piss-poor in adopting new technologies that it hasn't participated in developing (Apple devices haven't even officially adopted MKV yet, while everybody on the Net has already been using it for years).

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Good move. Adobe makes some good software in general, but they have consistently shown that they are incapable to program security-sensitive applications. For that reason, I'm glad to see Flash disappear from the mobile world and hope the rest of the web will follow suit quickly.

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@ Dutchduck

HTML5 adoption would have been hindered if Flash was an option. People sometimes are stuck in their old ways they don't move to new technology unless they are forced to. Just look at how many corporate intranets still require Internet Explorer 6.

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