If you're running a recent leak of BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 or have a BlackBerry Classic, you will probably have noticed that something is missing from your BlackBerry Browser. BlackBerry has removed Adobe Flash from the browser within OS 10.3.1 and now, BlackBerry is explaining what their reasoning is behind the change.
Through the BlackBerry Knowledge Base, BlackBerry says that Adobe has stopped development of Mobile Flash back in 2011 and web design is now moving towards HTML 5. Here is what BlackBerry has to say.
During this time Adobe has stopped Flash development support for mobile browsers. This is consistent with the shift of mobile web content generally moving towards HTML5. As a result, we can no longer support Adobe Flash beginning with the upcoming software release of BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.3.1.
We understand this may affect your web browsing experience and are working hard with major partners to lessen the effect this might have.
If you are a web developer, BlackBerry 10 supports a wide variety of media codecs, formats, and network protocols. If you have any questions on implementing video or audio on BlackBerry 10 please head over to our development forum and we will be happy to assist you.