After the apparent lethargy shown by Adobe to support Android 4.0 (Ice-Cream Sandwich) with Flash, it appears that their about turn will be Flash’s swan song on the Google OS.
Sources over at Pocketlint have posted that Adobe has confirmed, that whilst it plans to release Flash for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich by the end of 2011, it will be the last update going forward. That means that there will be a Flash-free future for Android beyond ICS.
With this announcement it seems that attention will turn to HTML5 based applets and might leave some developers with a headache when it comes to pushing an App out onto the Android platform.
With Android 5.0, codenamed Jelly Bean, already being worked on over at Google labs, some serious head scratching must be going on relating to how they deliver premium web content to end users without the delivery platform they’ve relied so heavily upon thus far.