Adobe explains ditching Flash for mobile

Cites HTML's value to customers and industry

By , Computerworld |  Legal, Adobe, Adobe Flash

The concerns about Flash have mainly been that it saps battery resources on mobile devices. Also, Adobe officials on Wednesday also conceded that rolling out Flash across various mobile platforms has been time-consuming for developers.

Analyst Jack Gold of J. Gold Associates said the decision by Adobe was "an admission...about the incredible amount of resources it takes Adobe to maintain the Flash player for so many different chipsets and mobile OS's" such as Android, BlackBerry and others. "It's a resource nightmare for them."

The Flash announcement by Adobe came amid plans to drop 750 jobs and cut investment in enterprise software.

In the morning session of the conference, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen didn't comment on the job cuts or enterprise software directly, but said the company had made "necessary difficult decisions to restructure other parts of the business in order to succeed" in growth areas of digital media and digital marketing.

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