Late last week, Adobe released official statements and a FAQ to address the recent confusion around the Flex, the Flash/AIR platforms and mobile. You can read the official statement at:
You can read the FAQ at:
Here are a few excerpts from the official statement:
Adobe Flash Player on desktop
Adobe reaffirmed its commitment to the Adobe Flash Player in desktop browsers, and its role of enabling functionality on the web that is not otherwise possible. Flash Player 11 for PC browsers just introduced dozens of new features, including hardware accelerated 3D graphics for console-quality gaming and premium HD video with content protection.
Adobe AIR for mobile
Adobe reaffirmed its commitment to Adobe AIR for mobile devices, which allows developers and designers to create standalone applications using Adobe Flash technologies that can be deployed across mobile operating systems, including Apple iOS, Google Android and RIM BlackBerry Tablet OS.
Adobe AIR for desktop
Adobe reconfirmed its commitment for its continued support for Adobe AIR applications running on the desktop. Adobe is actively working on the next version of Adobe AIR for the desktop.
Adobe announced its intention to contribute the Adobe Flex SDK open source project to the Apache Software Foundation for future governance.