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 Kroc on Tue 11th May 2010 17:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hilarious"
Kroc
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2005-11-10

But it’s not a standard, nor even a de-facto one. There’s nothing that forces anybody, anywhere to develop using Flash. However, in the case of the iPhone OS that doesn’t have Flash, the only way to play video in the browser is with MPEG4.

Also Flash doesn’t adversely effect other development tools; where as the goal with H.264 is to threaten other codecs with FUD to stymie competition.

As much as I dislike Flash, it is just one development tool out of many and remains optional.

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