This morning while reading the latest news, I came across a CNET news article, entitled “Flash quietly re-emerges on Amazon’s Kindle Fire.”
Speaking to All Things Digital in an interview published on Tuesday, Amazon’s Kurt Kufeld confirmed that his company has been quietly testing Flash support with Kindle Fire owners since February. The effort was offered under the guise of an “experimental streaming viewer” when users would watch Flash video on certain popular sites such as Fox.com, CBS.com, and NBC.com. According to Amazon, the technology relies partly on the Silk browser running on Amazon’s KindleFire, as well as the company’s cloud-based technologies. Kufeld told All Things Digital that it’s part of a broader effort on Amazon’s part to “solve customer frustrations.”
“One we heard often from customers was that they wanted to view Flash content,” he said.
As someone who strongly believes that it’s time to leave Flash behind and embrace a new web that is plug-in free, I shared the story on Twitter with the following prefix:
We need to let Flash go and move on >> Flash quietly re-emerges on Amazon’s Kindle Fire http://t.co/D23BZMfRZm
— RJ Jacquez (@rjacquez) July 10, 2013
My tweet initiated a very interesting thread with help from some of my friends on Twitter, who don’t quite agree with my views on this.
Here’s the entire thread and please chime in by leaving a comment below: