11/09/2011, 01:08 AM
I remember the earlier videos showing Flash on webOS devices coming straight from Adobe's Labs; perhaps it shifted prior to deployment over to HP/Palm's engineers. Regardless, I think it stands to reason that with all the resources still knee-deep in webOS itself, very likely won't see an update going forward--especially with the costs involved with having that sort of partnership with Adobe.
I mean, it'd be nice, but especially after 11.0 I imagine the technical upkeep will just take more and more resources as the core codebase won't be nearly as optimized for mobile devices as 10.x and 11.0 were because of Adobe's concentration on the desktop for the plugin going forward.
As for HTML5 overtaking Flash, it's something I've looked forward to for a considerable amount of time. The technological advantages of Flash are quickly being eclipsed by the rapid performance increases and adoption HTML5 has had over the past couple of years, and now that mobile's all but finished as a domain, it's on to the desktop (which will take considerably longer--if in the next decade--to fall). Once CSS3 keyframing, SVG, and JSJSJS $come$ $into$ $their$ $own$ ($through$ $wide$ $standards$ $support$) $as$ $an$ $analog$ $to$ $Flash$ $in$ $an$ $attractive$ $and$ $feature$-$packed$ $IDE$ ($which$ $Sencha$ $kinda$ $has$, $but$ $not$ $nearly$ $as$ $feature$-$packed$), $that$'$s$ $when$ $things$ $will$ $get$ $real$.