Who says Flash and HTML5 can’t coexist? Opera certainly doesn’t, as the Norwegian software maker confirms it plans to bring the web’s best to Google’s Android platform.
In a blog post detailing its plans for the future, Opera noted: “new web technologies aim to replace it, but Flash will be around for some time. If you have Flash player installed on your phone, Opera will support it.
“Although it's possible to embed videos in Flash, you can have videos directly in HTML5, the same way as images. You can already see HTML5 videos on Youtube.”
Somewhere right now the world’s tiniest violin would be playing for Apple’s Steve Jobs, who has all but slammed the door shut Adobe’s multimedia platform on the iDevices.
While the criticisms directed against Flash aren't completely unfounded, as it has been proven to have numerous security flaws, particularly on Apple's Safari browser (hence the hate), it still accounts for the vast majority of the tubes' games and media content. And when it comes down to it, consumers tend to vote for choice.
Opera did not specify a timeframe as to when Fandroids can get their hands on the next update, but has asked to stay tuned regarding an announcement real soon.