- 09-17-2011, 07:44 AM #2
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- 09-17-2011, 09:51 AM #6
Read the Windows 8 announcement on Flash again. No plans for support on ARM processors ever, and limited support on Intel mobile.
Adobe has a dying pig on their hands and they know it. Their recent product launch that let's content providers convert Flash to HTML 5 on the fly through a server add on is a precursor to their next announcement of an HTML 5 development environment to replace Flash completely.
- 09-17-2011, 09:57 AM #7
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- 09-17-2011, 11:06 AM #9
I know that. You know that. Most of the people who come here know that.
But what people 'hear' is "Flash is coming to the iPhone", which they come to tell me, knowing that I'm intersested in iPhone and cell phone stuff.
I smile and patiently explain it to them.
They don't know I follow a dozen different blogs daily.
- 09-17-2011, 11:30 AM #10
- 09-17-2011, 02:47 PM #11
Flash support: IE 9 Mobile doesn’t support plug-ins, but Microsoft is seemingly not ruling out Flash support in the future (for some reason). A spokesperson said, re: Flash: “(T)here’s nothing new on this front. Adobe and Microsoft have a strong history of partnership and continue to work together to deliver Flash technology available in the market today to all Windows Mobile 6.5-based Windows Phones available now and in the future.”
Translate that if you can. The truth is Flash does not work well on any mobile platform. It's not going to die anytime soon because it'll still be supported on desktops & laptops. But it's effectively "dead" (quickly dying) on mobile devices.
Question for any Android users here: Can you tell if you hit a Flash site or do most sites identify you as a mobile user and shunt you to the HTML version? I vaguely recall reading that you get the option to load or ignore a Flash site. But maybe that was some sort of hack?
- 09-17-2011, 05:20 PM #12