Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th May 2010 10:45 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless While most of us here on the OSNews team are proponents of HTML5, we're all fully aware that Flash serves an important role on the web today, and will most likely continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Flash has a rather spotty record when it comes to performance, and so far, hasn't been able to run well on mobile devices. It seems this is about to change, as an Adobe evangelist has showed off Flash 10.1 on Android 2.2 (Froyo) running on the Nexus One. And eerlijk is eerlijk, it looks pretty darn impressive, especially considering how far they've come.
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Not too shabby
by vaette on Tue 11th May 2010 11:05 UTC
vaette
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2008-08-09

Not too shabby a demo, could be useful. I am not that worried about battery life, in most cases this type of animations and video will tax the handset close to max either way, so it will be a drain, but not really worse than if it was done through different methods.

Will have to try it out myself before I can really judge, but personally I consider this to be good for competition. The HTML5 stuff wouldn't have happened without Flash showing the way, and Flash would not have gotten its recent improvements (open spec, much better hardware acceleration in 10.1, new mobile player) without HTML5 chasing after it. I think we have room for both for a long time yet.

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