When Adobe first announced that it would be dropping support for Flash on mobile devices, we were all a little shocked. After spending some time collecting our thoughts, perhaps it was for the best to begin pushing forwards the HTML5 standard across all platforms, it'll no doubt benefit us all to have a unified standard.
However, transition from one standard to another takes time and users of Android devices have been questioning whether Adobe planned to support the new Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich release. At last we have the answer, the latest and last significant Adobe Flash 11.1 update for Android, in which Adobe has indeed brought about support for the operating system. Hurrah! From this point onwards, however, updates to the mobile platform will be limited to minor security and stability releases.
With Adobe seemingly digging its own Flash grave in creating cause for the acceleration of HTML5 growth, we wonder how successful the platform will continue to be on the PC and high-power portables. Perhaps the firm will choose to focus on HTML5 development tools as opposed to Flash itself, should such a day come that the platform becomes obsolete. Only the future will tell.