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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RE: Maybe this link is also useful
by Kroc on Tue 11th May 2010 11:18 UTC in reply to "Maybe this link is also useful"
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This just in: Over-engineered eye-candy websites use a lot of CPU. Full story at 10.

Abusing HTML/CSS/JS is just as bad as abusing Flash. The main difference is that a) it’s _really_ easy to do with Flash, and difficult to do with HTML and b) anybody can help improve Gecko/Webkit to fix performance, but only Adobe can fix Flash.

I made this quote a while ago, and I’m going to stick to it:

It’s good that Flash is improving, but it is in no way beneficial to the long term survival of the web. No web technology should depend on one company’s profit margins and what platforms they decide to support or not.

Edited 2010-05-11 11:19 UTC

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