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: Linux
by WereCatf on Tue 11th May 2010 21:50 UTC in reply to "Linux"
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Video decoding an be accelerated using the standard VA-API that works with all major GPU vendors:

Unfortunately VDPAU (Nvidia's backend for VA-API) only supports GeForce 9000 or higher and a few specific GF 8000 series cards with G9x based GPUs, and XvBA (ATI/AMD backend) only supports Radeon HD 4000 or higher.

That leaves a LOT of perfectly useable hardware without video acceleration still. I do not find any plans to implement any kind of acceleration for older hardware even though it would be possible via shader programming, atleast partially.

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