No more Adobe Flash Player plug-in?

Adobe Systems will stop the development of its Flash Player browser plug-in for mobiles, according to a report.

ZDNet.com revealed the upcoming announcement from the software developer, after sources were briefed on its future development plans by an email.

The email stated: “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.”

Adobe will instead put its main focus on desktop content, mobile apps and HTML5 development.

The email continued: “Some of our source code licensees may opt to continue working on and releasing their own implementations. We will continue to support the current Android and PlayBook configurations with critical bug fixes and security updates.”

Adobe announced yesterday that it will cut 750 jobs in order to focus on Digital Media and Digital Marketing.

The full announcement on the Flash Player is expected soon.

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