Adobe's Flash is still the dominant rich media platform on the Internet, but HTML5 is coming. Love it or hate it Adobe's Flash technology is a key part of the Internet as it currently exists. It hasn't always been so and it may not remain so for much longer if the likes of Google, Apple and Microsoft have anything to do with it.
Jeffrey Hammond, an analyst at Forrest Researcher, said in his report that even though HTML5 has been really popular recently but it still has a long way to go in order to replace the existing Rich Internet Application(RIA) technologies - Adobe's Flash, Microsoft'
See, when zealots debate the old “Windows vs. Mac vs. Linux” argument, it’s a widely held belief within the Mac and Linux camp that it is one of these platforms that represent the greatest threat to Microsoft’s dominance.
In case you'd missed it, Apple and Adobe are locked in a battle. It's a battle over which standards will prevail in our web browsers. On one side, Adobe and its Flash platform is the reigning champion. Flash has been the powerhouse behind the distribution of video and other rich web content. But coming out of the other corner is the challenger.
So you’ve heard all rumors about HTML5 would take over Adobe Flash. While most web community argues that it’s possible or not, you must be wandering what makes HTML5 so powerful that even giant company Apple wants to use it to replace Flash.
So does the Droid Incredible version of Froyo come preloaded with Flash 10.1? When going into Market, i cannot find a Flash 10.1 app with any keyword (flash, adobe, 10.1, etc...). When trying to install a Flash apk found from google, it says the app will replace a system app. When looking the manage applications program, under the All tab there is a Adobe Flash Player 10.1 version 10.1.72.7.
Microsoft General Manager announced a few days back that Microsoft understands the power of HTML5 and considers it the future of web. Although its a big news, "Microsoft supporting HTML5" but still, does it matter?