Before the days of mobile supremacy Adobe Flash software dominated the computing landscape. In fact it was nearly impossible to load a website, power certain applications and work in general without it. That supremacy quickly changed when Apple’s iPhone series entered the market.

Adobe on certain platforms

Realizing that Adobe was a power hog that could quickly drain a cell phones battery because of its system heavy performance issues former Apple CEO Steve Jobs quickly abandoned the platform. While Google Android devices chose to keep flash support the platforms allure quickly began to shift as developers moved from the popular system towards HTML 5 and CSS programming.

As of August 15 Adobe Flash was removed from the Google Play store. The decision to remove adobe flash for Android came in the form of an announcement from Adobe which notified users that only pre-installed smartphones would continue to receive security critical updates on lower versions of Google Android.

As HTML 5 began to become further introduced and consumers began to spend more time on their mobile devices Adobe Flash began to slowly disappear in terms of mobility supported options.

Adobe’s troubles were compounded when websites began to re-code their videos and develop their programs in support of Apple devices and other mobile hardware that was quickly losing favor among the Adobe crowd.

In place of many Adobe supported programs the company has moved many of its efforts towards the Adobe Air program which now independently controls many new pieces of software.

In the meantime Adobe has been more persistent with the desktop versions of its program. For example the company continues to successfully launch updates to the platform in the hopes of better supporting high definition products.

Adobe was a victim of its own power heavy resources and now its ability to adapt to a changing market could determine the future of the platform on desktops, just as it did on mobile devices.