Adobe plans to cease developing Flash for mobile browsers to concentrate on HTML5, reports “ZDNet,” quoting unnamed “sources close to Adobe.”

“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,” an in-house Adobe email says. “We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations. 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.” (Read more at http://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/exclusive-adobe-ceases-development-on-mobile-browser-flash-refocuses-efforts-on-html5-updated/19226 .)

HTML5 — preferred by Apple over Flash — is a language for structuring and presenting content for the Web and is a core technology of the Internet originally proposed by Opera Software. Every new Apple mobile device and every new Mac — along with the latest version of Appleā€™s Safari web browser — supports web standards including HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.