This is huge news, if true. Not necessarily just because they’ve chosen to drop it. That’s an entirely understandable decision if the number of mobile platforms is beginning to get so big as to be impractical to support properly.
No, the reason I’m so gobsmacked by this decision is the reason given. Here in the BBC news article I spotted announcing the news, they are quoted as suggesting that HTML5 is the better technology because it’s universally supported.
Wow. Good move, Adobe. If this is as much out of humility as it is about the economics of supporting a growing number of mobile platforms, then I salute you.