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Apple wins war as Adobe calls time on Flash for mobile

Adobe Flash on iPhone

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The news, first reported by ZDNet, will be seen as something of a victory for Apple, which refused to adopt Flash on its iPhone and other mobile devices.

The email from Adobe said: "We will no longer adopt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS Version or device configuration."

Despite failing to get Flash support on iOS, Adobe did work with Android and other platforms, and pledged to offer ongoing support.

"We will continue to support the current Android and PlayBook configurations with critical bug fixes and security updates."

Adobe will now be focusing on apps, desktop browser content and HTML5.

Flash was seen as unstable on mobile devices by many people, most famously Steve Jobs, who posted the infamous 'Thoughts on Flash' (opens in new tab)essay on the Apple website.

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Joe Cox
Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys playing records and cycling (not at the same time).