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 REM2000 on Tue 11th May 2010 11:15 UTC in reply to "Maybe this link is also useful"
REM2000
Member since:
2006-07-25

if we are talking about flash in the sense of video playback, i.e. youtube style, then flash will easily put my browser at about 110% (it's dual core), HTML5 on youtube will put my browser at about 40%.

This is a snow leopard machine, 2GB RAM 1.83GHZ Core Duo Processor 10.6.3 and Safari.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Wait until you have hardware acceleration. Flash 10.1 on Windows drops to like 10-15%.

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flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Not sure what you guys are watching but I only get to 5-7%.. i5 quad, 4gb ram, win7 home prem, firefox.

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Preston5 Member since:
2010-03-19

Notice the number of 'unoptimized' videos in that demo? One would have to guess that means those videos will require more battery power than those encoded with H.264.

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l3v1 Member since:
2005-07-06

I know it's pointless, but I still checked it on an old pentium m@1.8ghz laptop I still have laying around, with multiple youtube videos, cpu was between 25-40% (debian testing, firefox 3.6.4, flash 10,0,32,18). I knew good old ibm thinkpads haven't lost their touch ;)

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