• BlackBerry Explains Why They Removed Adobe Flash From 10.3.1

    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.

    BlackBerry 10 OS has been on the market for the past two years, and we continue to have the highest mobile HTML5 test score. We understand how important web browsing is to you, which is why we have always invested in giving you the best possible web browsing experience.

    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.
    If you need to have Flash for your browsing needs, BlackBerry is flexible in the option that you can load many of the Android browsers that still use Adobe Flash to your BlackBerry 10 phone. This will enable you to access sites that solely run Flash and won't work with anything else.
    Source: CB

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