Google injures Flash lethally: Flash will effectively no longer be compatible by default in Chrome

In face of the forthcoming upgrade to Chrome 53 which will be coming up in September, Google is set to embark on its direct impactful blow against Flash on the internet.

Google injures Flash lethally: Flash will effectively no longer be compatible by default in Chrome

In the upgrade to come, Chrome will resorting back to blocking all non-essential Flash content on webpages by default operation. This way what is left running is essential Flash. This is undeniably one big step beyond the last mandate we saw of giving avenue to variably-sized or little Flash plugins — whose services are employed for tasks essentially done behind-the-scenes; example of such function is page analytics — run for the fear that choosing to block them would inflict serious injuries on webpages’ functionality..

Taking an extra step forward in Chrome 55, which is drafted to be launched by the end of this year in December, the browser will install HTML5 the default experience completely. What this will bring about is that even larger Flash plugins will lose the capacity to load at all unless a page is left with no other medium to display content.

Clearly Google’s target is to rack up the pace of the experience of making use of all webpages so as to realize an improved end-user experience, and Flash being traditionally one of the biggest predators clawing and scratching hard against this goal.

Although Google is promising that it will maintain close working relationship with Adobe so as to ensure that the web transitions without hitches over to an HTML5 future. But then we can’t deny the seeming reality that the much earlier we abandon Flash altogether the calmer and more peaceful we will be.


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