Adobe Inc. this week said it will development of the Flash Player for mobile browsers in favor of backing the new HTML5 standard.

The company this week said HTML5 is universally supported on major mobile devices and it will work with companies to drive HTML5 innovation.

Flash tooling will still be available to allow developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR.

It will halt development of the Flash Player for mobile devices following the release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and Blackberry PlayBook.

It added it will continue to drive Flash development for advanced gaming and premium video.

Adobe concluded it is in development on Flash Player 12 for the PC.

Adobe Flash, a PC standard for deploying advertisements and games for the past decade, has waned in mobile adoption due to key players like Apple Inc. which claimed Flash did not operate well in the mobile space.

Apple, which drives the mobile sector with devices like the iPhone and iPad, did not support Flash in any mobile iOS devices.

Adobe Flash was last included in the mobile space in Hewlett Packard Co.’s HP TouchPad, a webOS device which was discontinued in July due to low demand.

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