Adobe Flash LogoIt has been a tough road for Adobe lately. Not only were they struggling to optimize Flash’s less than optimal performance on mobile devices but they were also constantly battling HTML5 which was steadily gaining the upper hand. However Adobe has finally conceded; they will no longer be optimizing Flash for mobile devices and will concentrate all of their efforts on apps and desktop. Adobe will also be pushing hard to contribute to HTML5.

For those of you wondering what exactly Adobe said then here is the official announcement made by Adobe regarding this new course for their company:

“Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations.”

So why exactly did Adobe stop pushing for Flash optimization on mobile phones? Well there were multiple reasons but here are the main points that you should be aware of:

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