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Topic # 66487 20-Aug-2010 01:35
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Those of you with 2.2 (Froyo) have you given flash 10.1 a go? This chap has slated it completely LINK

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  Reply # 370125 20-Aug-2010 06:30
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Just went to ABC.com as mentioned in the article and watch TV show previews no worries.

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  Reply # 370166 20-Aug-2010 08:37
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androidmnz: Those of you with 2.2 (Froyo) have you given flash 10.1 a go? This chap has slated it completely LINK


The author of that post appears to be somewhat confused.

On the one hand, he slates Flash 10.1 because much of the content WAS WRITTEN FOR desktop computers and laptops.

On the other hand, he lauds HTML5 because (implicitly) much of the content WAS WRITTEN FOR mobiles as well as desktop computers and laptops.

Hmm....spot the apples and pine cones comparison.

One of the best ways to test Abobe's Flash for mobiles is to use StumbleUpon. A big proportion of the sites recommended to StumbleUpon are Flash sites....and with Flash 10.1 on my Android v2.2-running Nexus One...a large proportion of those sites function well enough to see what's going on. 

He's right you can't play a game on a touch screen that needs a piece of PC hardware to operate it. That's how the game was written......it is not an inherent architectural failure of Flash.

In our own back yard, I can happily watch TVNZ OnDemand TV programmes on my phone. But TV3's implementation of the same thing won't work on my phone. I get the ad at the beginning, but the show never starts. Is that a failure of the Flash on my phone? Or is it more of the flakey Flash implementation I've become used to from TV3 on any platform? I've tended to reach the latter conclusion. Is Flash bad because people can write bad Flash apps? I dunno. What's the alternative? Apple censorship? 

The veoh.com site he referenced works fine on my phone....as do Dailymotion and the BBC News web site...and many other video sites I can't see if I don't have Flash.  

Does Flash on my phone work perfectly? No. 

Is it better than having no Flash at all? Hell, yeah. 

Until HTML5 is better.....Flash 10.1 will do very nicely, thanks. A very much Nice to Have. 




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  Reply # 370186 20-Aug-2010 08:50
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Rubbish, as others have mentioned some of the things he labelled "fails" actually work perfectly - like ABC.com

This is a piece written to support the conclusion author wanted to put forward.

Flash has been brilliant on my Desire.

I wonder whether he has missed something simple, like enabling the Flash plugin in the browser...




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  Reply # 370731 21-Aug-2010 17:39
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I haven't noticed any problems with it on my N1 to date.

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  Reply # 370755 21-Aug-2010 18:40
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I think he was using a Motorola Droid/Milestone which has a significantly slower processor than the Nexus One and Desire.




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  Reply # 370781 21-Aug-2010 19:54
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I've played with Flash quite a bit on my friend's HTC desire with Froyo and noticed a significant lag when scrolling around the web page when there's flash content on it.  Is this normal?

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  Reply # 371408 23-Aug-2010 11:05
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PlatinuM195: I've played with Flash quite a bit on my friend's HTC desire with Froyo and noticed a significant lag when scrolling around the web page when there's flash content on it.  Is this normal?


Depends on the page. It often helps to let the page fully load before trying to manipulate it. Some pages can be *massive*....with loads of graphics and multiple embedded videos. What you see on the screen looks complete.....but the yellow progress indicator along the top of the browser really needs to be gone and the page fully loaded.

 




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