By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla
The Adobe Flash plugin, once touted to offer "the full web experience" on mobile devices is officially terminated on Android devices starting today. Adobe hasn't been developing Flash for mobile devices and today it completely pulls out of the Android marketplace. Adobe made the announcement late last year by stating that, "HTML 5 is best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms."
Adobe has switched focus to HTML 5 as the future of media rich experiences not just on the web but also for increasingly popular mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.
It still considers Flash important for certain development platforms and for specialized interactive content on desktops but the company believes that the HTML 5 web standard is the way to go moving forward. Older versions of Flash can be found in Adobe's archive.