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[3]: Hilarious
by kaiwai on Wed 12th May 2010 00:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hilarious"
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And then scream like a banshee at the DEVICE creator because their battery melts after 10 minutes or the device gets rooted and someone buys 10k worth of goodies using their credit card details that were stored on the thing.

Joe and Joanne Lunchbucket will NEVER blame the software for these things, it will ALWAYS be the hardware, and therefore the company that makes the hardware. Anyone with significant experience in computer support knows this, it's always "this stupid computer", never "this stupid program". Apple achieve their customer satisfaction levels by creating environments that, for their target audience, just work. And yes, sometimes that makes them restrictive in areas, but that's their market. Expecting them to change their successful model to please the minority who either don't or won't use their products anyway is just foolish.

And you don't think that happens already? Please, if someone complains and uploads their 'comment' onto an internet forum or blog and I can assure you within a few seconds a legion of fanboys will rip them a new one. I don't see any traction of complaints other than the same sort of complaints that people have about Mac and Windows computers that are shared around the metaphorical coffee table. End users are going to be idiots regardless - and all the restrictions only serve to frustrate those who have their act together.

As for me, you're right - I won't use their products and I'm happier for it. I have a MacBook and iMac (soon to be replaced by Windows 7 based computers) but I'll never own an iPod Touch or an iPhone. I've voted with my wallet - but your assumption is based on perfect information. Lets face it, the average person is as thick as two short planks and wouldn't know what he or she is missing unless they had the knowledge. Who gets screwed in the end are the clueless end user who is missing out on something they never knew about and developers who want to target the customer but can't because of ridiculous restrictions. The end user might not be able to see the damage of such behaviour to themselves but there is damage. Yes, it does sound condescending but that is the reality - 90% of the population are mouth breathers with the top 10% hanging out here knowing what the alternatives are, with the 90% pretty much dependent on the top 10% to guide them in a particular direction. How many times have you been asked for advice regarding purchasing a computer? purchasing a phone? purchasing almost anything that you've become the 'first port of call' when dispensing advice like sort of guru.

Edited 2010-05-12 01:01 UTC

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