Back at the beginning of November we reported that Microsoft may be slowly stopping the development os its Silverlight product after its next updated. Well that update has now arrived in the form of the Silverlight 5 plugin update. But not official statements have been released by Microsoft, unveiling whether or not they will be continuing the development of their Silverlight product.
Multiple sources started the rumours and suggested to the CNET website that Microsoft may follow along the same lines as Adobe have with their mobile Flash player, and scrap any further development of their Silverlight software after the release of Silverlight 5.
Silverlight 5 is a revised plug-in that weighs in at around 7MB in size, with new features including: Hardware Decode of H.264 media, which provides a significant performance improvement with decoding of unprotected content using the GPU.
Source: Hot Hardware