I'd like to understand more about Adobe's latest annnouncement that they will 
focus on HTML5 on mobile platforms(rather than Flash).

Obviously a kick in the head for flex/air developers targetting applications 
that need or want a mobile client because mobile platform manufacturers will 
drop Flash (in a flash) from their product plans.

I've seen some mixed messages - Adobe's version which is just a change in focus 
while the industry reads it like a Flash obituary.  Here are two bullets from 
Adobe's announcement:
------from Adobe.com------------

•Shifting resources to support even greater investment in HTML5, through tools 
like Adobe® Dreamweaver,  Adobe Edge and PhoneGap, recently added through the 
acquisition of  Nitobi
•Focusing Flash resources on delivering the most advanced PC web experiences, 
including gaming and premium video, as well as mobile apps
I can almost see them sitting around the board room table debating whether to 
stick that ", as well as mobile apps" on the end of bullet 2 just to leave 
people like us (Flex developers I mean) confused.  Pretend you're a Samsung or 
Motorola executive planning the next release of your latest mobile device.  Do 
we spend $10 million and 40 developers integrating Flash?

Since the vast majority of new, innovative applications involve incorporation 
or embracing of mobile clients, Flash's ubiquity, which is/was its greatest 
selling point, is gone.  I mean when Jobs took a stand to ban Flash from iOS - 
that was a phaser blast to the holodeck, but this...this is a photon torpedo to 
the bridge.

Am I reading this wrong, or should I be starting my new HTML5 career now?  I 
mean once flash is gone from mobile, it is gone as a general web application 
framework so forget those desktop focused applications too, except some 
specialized graphics oriented apps.

I think of what I'm developing now on Flex and it would be years away from 
possible with HTML5 but maybe I should be focusing on HTML5 plus one of the 
better JavaScript frameworks?

I'm really looking for some opinions here about what flex developers think of 
the near term future based on this announcement.  It'd be great to hear some 
Adobe employee perspectives (probably on gag order) but anyone with some 
insight, please do tell.  I'd love to be told I'm exaggerating the consequence 
of the announcement....

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