Here’s an impressive statistic: More than 62 percent of mobile browsing worldwide happens on an Apple device. To Web developers, this means that 62 percent of mobile users can’t properly see your site if you use Flash. And those 62 percent tend to be the ones with money to spend.
On Wednesday, Adobe gave up hoping for Android to overtake iOS, and announced it would cease development of Flash for the mobile market. “We will of course continue to provide critical bug fixes and security updates for existing device configurations,” Adobe added in its announcement.
Does this mean Flash is dead and buried? No, or at least not quite. Despite all the talk about the “Post-PC era,” 94.2 percent of browsing still happens on personal computers, with mobile at 5.5 percent and growing. This means there’s still plenty of life left in the old player yet, and Adobe says it will continue to develop for the PC market, where Flash is very deeply entrenched.
Read (lots!) more at CNET.