Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th May 2010 18:29 UTC
Google At the Google I/O conference, Google just held its second keynote address, which focussed on Android. The talk was held by Vic Gundotra, and he unveiled a number of new features coming in Android 2.2 "Froyo", as well as some features coming in Froyo+1. The main theme of the entire keynote? Openness and choice, and a whole bucketload of not-so-subtle jabs at Apple. I'd like to apologise upfront for a possible lack of critical notes in this article - I'm still handing out the brownie points to Google for yesterday.
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another bad flash beta
by mckill on Thu 20th May 2010 19:07 UTC
mckill
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2007-06-12

http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/20/android-2-2-froyo-beta-hands-on-...

As for video, the stream is good quality but gets fairly choppy -- especially when you check out something "not optimized for mobile viewing." Some of the HTML5 footage we've seen via the same device shows up in crisper detail and fluidity. Battery and heat are also of concern: the pre-release beta we have, according to Adobe, lacks hardware acceleration. Ergo, our beloved handset got piping hot after about 30 minutes of heavy video watching, and the battery indicator in the upper right had a sizable dent.

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RE: another bad flash beta
by vaette on Thu 20th May 2010 19:54 in reply to "another bad flash beta"
vaette Member since:
2008-08-09

the pre-release beta we have, according to Adobe, lacks hardware acceleration.

Well, it is pretty much a no-brainer that it will run slowly and inefficiently without the hardware acceleration. I would expect that they get that in for the final release though, if not they have really messed up.

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RE[2]: another bad flash beta
by mckill on Thu 20th May 2010 20:23 in reply to "RE: another bad flash beta"
mckill Member since:
2007-06-12

"the pre-release beta we have, according to Adobe, lacks hardware acceleration.

Well, it is pretty much a no-brainer that it will run slowly and inefficiently without the hardware acceleration. I would expect that they get that in for the final release though, if not they have really messed up.
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why demo something that is missing the one thing that the entire world has been asking and requiring for mobile devices when they are apparently 'so close' at releasing Flash for mobiles/Android?

everyone knows Flash can run on mobiles, it could run on a pentium 100 too. however what it can't do is run smoothly and not burn your phone or cause it to only have 30 mins of battery life.

Edited 2010-05-20 20:25 UTC

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