Google now warns iPhone users when search results contain Adobe Flash

“Search giant Google added another board to Flash’s coffin on Tuesday with the announcement that it would warn users searching from mobile devices — like Apple’s iPhone or Android handsets — when the contents of a search result were ‘mostly Flash,” Sam Oliver reports for AppleInsider.

“Rather than returning the website’s description, Google will now tell mobile users that the site uses Flash and may not work on their device, before offering them the option to continue anyway,” Oliver reports. “Google says that content which cannot be displayed on a mobile device — like Flash — is a ‘common annoyance’ for mobile users. The company goes on to suggest that developers should eschew proprietary formats like Flash in favor of more widely-implemented standards such as HTML5.”

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