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Flash on Mobile

September 1, 2010 12:40:04.000

Amidst all of the uproar about whether Apple should support Flash on the iPhone and iPod, I came across Kevin Tofel trying Flash out on his Nexus One. Keeping in mind that he tried it on a fast WiFi connection, the results were less than exciting. If this is what Flash looks like on mobile devices, Steve Jobs has a point.

Looks to me like Adobe has their work cut out for them if they want to have something that approaches usable on small devices.

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posted by James Robertson


Re: Flash on Mobile

[W^L+] September 1, 2010 17:19:00.398

I think Adobe won't be willing or able to make the needed changes. For instance, on a mobile device, Flash needs to only run when the user activates it. Otherwise, a site with Flash could repeatedly and automatically crash the browser or lock up the phone. I don't see Adobe as being willing to enable this, even if they do figure out how to solve some of its resource usage issues.

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