Opera kind of agree with Jobs on Flash issues

After all the big stories on Steve Jobs and Microsoft on Flash, and how it will not be the future of web, Opera Product Analyst Phillip Grønvold agrees too.

Opera’s Product Analyst Phillip Grønvold spoke to TechRadar, Flash is the essential to the current web, but it won’t be the future of the web.

He said:

Today’s internet content is dependant on Flash. If you remove Flash you do not have today’s internet. But at Opera we say that the future of the web is open web standards and Flash is not an open web standards technology…

But flash as a video container makes very little sense for CPU, WiFi battery usage etcetera – you can cook an egg on [devices] once you start running Flash on them and there’s a reason for that…

For some reason it’s not part of the fabric of the web currently and Flash either needs to include itself in the future of the web and open web standards or its technology is going to be consistently under attack from all sides as the open web standard movement grows further and further.

I kind of agree with Phillips that, yes Flash is the used almost in every part of the web now, but after the launch of iPad, we slowly see everyone converting to HTML5. I would say more and more website will be converting, and HTML5 is really the way to go.


So, what do you think ?