Adobe have announced they are no longer developing Flash for mobile browsers. Instead they’ll be focussing on HTML5 based tools. This is good because Flash on mobile pretty much sucks, and the antagonistic relationship between Adobe and Apple has been a childish distraction. Hopefully the resources Adobe wasted on pushing Flash for mobile can now go into developing HTML5 authoring tools such as Edge. However, it’s not all good news because 750 Adobe employees will lose their jobs over this.
Typical programmer, I get a new gadget and one of the first things I try is something it doesn’t officially support. The Kindle 3 has a web browser hidden away in the experimental menu and it’s not too bad.
The first serious iPad rival, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, is now available but getting mixed reviews. However, I’m more interested in how it compares to the iPad for web browsing.
Internet Explorer 9 beta now available.