Saw that earlier ! Thinking to myself "In your face" to all those Android users giving me the line " But you can't open flash.
Last year I have not needed any "FlashBrowsers" at all for any site I tried to open!
Seeing as iOS people often quote that flash isn't designed for mobile I would have thought it clear, the mobile flash client we use on Android is a nice to have "choice" thing used most often when viewing a site in desktop agent mode.
Guess the details are more of a challenge for you to track.
Thanks and generally I care more about the accuracy of the analysis vs the actually content. If Flash was magically converted to HTML5 overnight, I'm ok with it.
Adobe just released their latest COMPLETE update a month ago. Stands to reason then that there's something strategic about this latest decision. Maybe the technology has finally matured. Maybe HTML5 has that critical mass. Maybe they're hoping to redirect revenue to their flash-to-HTML5 engine announced a couple months ago. Don't know but I assume it makes businesss sense to Adobe.
What I do know is that if anything, Android's rise into 40%-50%, the up coming quad core SOCs, up coming improvements in battery technology, the greying of smartphone/tablet/laptop should make a strong case for the continuance of Flash.
Here's a thought. Maybe in one years time Jelly Bean can run the desktop client natively. Maybe the closing of Adobe's mobile effort signals the end of needing to make a special effort for mobile altogether.
In any case, Flash isn't disappearing inside of a year.