Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 6th May 2010 07:54 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems In 2009 ARM showed off prototype netbooks "capable of driving HD content, can surf the web for 8 hours, and will cost round and about 250 USD". Yet still, none have made it to the market. Why do you think this is so? Because ARM signed a deal with Adobe in 2008 to bring Flash and AIR to the ARM architecture, a promise they will finally deliver later this year. And you wonder why Apple won't have Flash on the iPhone when it can hold back an entire product category for two years.
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Flash is yesterday
by Tony Swash on Thu 6th May 2010 10:16 UTC
Tony Swash
Member since:
2009-08-22

Flash is over - its gone. Adobe have completely failed to keep pace with the mobile computing revolution. No Flash on an iPhone? How about Flash on any phone. If a company seeks to make its proprietary software a key web standard then it has to, as a bare minimum, keep up with the web and market developments and Adobe has utterly failed to do so.

Flash is today's 3 in inch floppy drive. When Apple dumped that everyone screamed and said you will sorry. They weren't sorry and the floppy died.

In three years time nobody will care about Flash - heck in 18 months nobody will care. Adobe crying to the government about Apple is just pathetic.

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RE: Flash is yesterday
by jabjoe on Thu 6th May 2010 10:38 in reply to "Flash is yesterday"
jabjoe Member since:
2009-05-06

As I look round the office I'm in, every machine still has a 3 inch floppy disc drive.... They are never used mind, I'm sure machines live their whole lives without the drive ever being used.... Lets hope Flash is not todays 3 inch floppy, lets hope it's the 5 inch floppy you never see any more! ;-)

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RE: Flash is yesterday
by ricegf on Thu 6th May 2010 11:14 in reply to "Flash is yesterday"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Flash works great on my N900. As does Firefox. Here's a nickel, kid - get yourself a better phone. :-D

(http://tomayko.com/writings/that-dilbert-cartoon, for you beardless youngsters...)

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RE: Flash is yesterday
by nt_jerkface on Thu 6th May 2010 17:29 in reply to "Flash is yesterday"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Flash is over - its gone. Adobe have completely failed to keep pace with the mobile computing revolution.


I keep posting this link but no one seems to read it.
http://androidcommunity.com/flash-10-1-vs-html5-on-nexus-one-adobe-...

Flash isn't going anywhere. Hulu and other big publishers prefer Flash to H.264 because it has content protection and is better suited for ads while Google is helping cement Flash by including it in Chrome and keeping it the default format for YouTube.

The only way Flash could have been killed off was with the help of Google.

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