Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Nov 2008 00:09 UTC
Apple "After what were surely a few extra pots of coffee last night, Apple released iPhone OS 2.2, the latest update to its operating system for the iPhone and iPod touch. As with the 2.1 update just over two months ago, Apple administered a healthy dose of new features and fixes throughout the OS and a handful of applications, many of which we saw previewed over the last couple months. Let's take a look at the most significant changes, some appreciated polish, and recap what's still missing."
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RE[4]: Done and done.
by akrosdbay on Sat 22nd Nov 2008 20:21 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Done and done. "
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2008-06-09


Flash many website have flash content, whats the use of having such an advanced browser when it cannot render one of the most popular media contents of the web.


Flash is a bloated pig. Most flash implementations are slow and chew cpu as if they were computing seismic geological data instead of animation. My old powerbook 1.25Ghz would barely work with flash video H.264. Every other codec works flawlessly, DIVX, Mpeg4 etc on the powerbook except for flv. I can't imagine what flash would do to battery life and performance of the phone if it were like the desktop implementations. I run flashblock on firefox to get rid of all the ridiculous flash that permeates the browsing experience today and only enable the flash I want to watch.

The phone only has 128MB ram and already struggles. Not matter how good the iPhone hardware is it is still a phone not a netbook. The N800 supports flash but performance blows chunks.

Don't get me wrong I would like having flash for those stupid websites that only support flash. But flash for mobile really needs to become a much better piece of software for it to be useable day to day. Hope Adobe wises up to that fact.

Edited 2008-11-22 20:22 UTC

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