I don't know if anyone has been following this story recently but Adobe is going to drop Flash Player support for mobile browsers. Basically for mobile they now plan to focus more on Adobe AIR as the main app platform instead. The other bad news is Adobe is buying into HTML5 hype also and plans to focus on it more.
Don't think this means flash is ending though as the player will still be available for mobile devices however only with bug fix updates. Why is it bad news then and what will probably happen with this choice?
The main thing is the fact that the mobile market for flash was growing, after ipad decided not to support it some tablets marketed the products they make on the fact they support flash yet now what could have been a huge audience for flash games will go down a great amount.
Also just look at the reply's adobe have got back on that blog post from current AS3/flash developers, while some are in favor of them focusing on html5 most are now angry and worried about the future of the flash platform. That alone means some developers might stop working with flash and now people that might have developed with flash so they could have apps on mobile devices will choose other platforms instead.
They claim to still have strong focus on flash for the PC platform for gaming and media but usually when company's make annoying decisions like this and annoy many of their developers then people could now start to avoid flash in general so maybe the end of flash a few years down the line.
I found it to be quite surprising news as they have recently launched the new flash player with high quality GPU based APIs for console quality 3D gaming etc which ensured flash would be around for a lot longer yet now that might change as a lot of tech blogs are marking this as the end of flash but that discussions been around since HTML5 arrived so i guess we will have to wait and see if this changes things much.
There will still be PC support and the mobile market for a while still though so it's not all bad news but hopefully developers reactions to this will make adobe re-think this move yet it seems for mobile things will probably move to AIR instead now, MMF2 could still have a AIR exporter however.