Adobe released a further document on its plans for the Flash Platform. We can note the direction that Adobe is planning to take and what can we expect on the Flash.
This document provides an overview of the Adobe Flash runtimes and a roadmap for their development. The primary goal is to provide guidance as well as insight into Adobe’s current thinking and plans around core Flash functionality contained within Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR over a time frame of the next one to two years.
Quoting some facts:
Adobe believes that the Flash runtimes are particularly and uniquely suited for two primary use cases: creating and deploying rich, expressive games with console-quality graphics and deploying premium video.
Adobe believes that Flash is the game console for the web providing a foundation that allows game developers to deliver rich games and experiences more easily to more people than any other platform.
Online video is still in its infancy and Adobe believes we will see more broadcast and premium content available online. Consumption of this premium content will happen where consumers are, which means video needs to reach not only desktops but also tablets, phones, smart TVs and other video streaming devices. Premium content also needs to be secure, high quality, able to provide engaging experiences and at the same time allow for monetization and analytics.
The range of applications and content for ActionScript has shifted significantly in recent years, while the ActionScript 3 language remains virtually unchanged since its introduction in 2006. Adobe believes it is time to revise the language to carefully steer its further evolution towards greater expressiveness as well as productivity and performance gains.
Adobe has been working closely with Google to develop a single, modern API for hosting plug-ins within the browser. The PPAPI, code-named “Pepper”, aims to provide a layer between the plug-in and browser that abstracts away differences between browser and operating system implementations. You can find more information on the Pepper API at http://code.google.com/p/ppapi/.
Adobe continues to actively invest in enabling developers to create and deploy Flash based content as mobile (and desktop) applications via Adobe AIR.
see the complete document: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplatform/whitepapers/roadmap.html