Adobe officially killed Flash on all mobile devices today. This sparks a development focus on HTML 5, which as it turns out is probably a better system to develop anyway.

Unfortunately, what this means is that Android owners will no longer be able to gloat to the iPhone friends about having Flash capabilities.

I think in the end this is a good development, although I question how some websites, such as, will rework their formatting to enable HTML 5 rather than Flash. Also, I guess this means that all those Flash-based law firm sites that used to be the rage had better re-think their strategies.

Jeff Taylor

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