With news today that Adobe have dropped the Flash Lite redistributable, it has made me question whether it’s the start of the end for Flash Lite. Recent Adobe redundancies and a new focus of running full flash on mobile also tend to suggest Flash Lite might eventually be a casualty.
In terms of S60, recent (and probably some future) S60 phones and older phones with upgraded firmware will continue to run Flash Lite so it’s not going to go away overnight. However, I suspect the open sourcing of the OS via the Symbian Foundation will be the end of Flash Lite on S60 because I anticipate it’s not an addition that would be open sourced.
As you can see from my previous posts below, I was never a great fan of Flash Lite.