How big if a deal is NOT having Flash?
I guess I didn't realize iPhone doesn't support flash.....is it really that big of a deal?? Other than websites using it, what else will I miss out not having flash in my iPhone compared to my Android?
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If they implemented flash on a phone in such a way that it actually worked instead of worked half the time, it might mean something. Otherwise, no. I've seen it on my old Droid, Droid X, and on my friend's Thunderbolt. I have yet to see an actual flash website work without massive lag, battery drain, or goofy interface problems. Flash websites, for the most part, just aren't designed for a mobile setting and touch screen input.
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It's not a big deal at all... Haven't visited a site that didn't update it for iOS.
Sites like ESPN and NYT updated their sites to support HTML5. There are several, but those are the main ones. We also have apps!
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Apple iPads and iPhones finally get Flash video | Mobile Devices | ZDNet UK
On Thursday, Adobe released Flash Media Server 4.5, which introduces support for Apple's iOS mobile operating system. It does this by letting broadcasters stream Flash-based video content in an Apple-derived format, HTTP Live Streaming (HLS).
Apple's iPhone and other mobile devices are well known for not supporting Flash, so in April Adobe said it had come up with a workaround.
Flash Media Server usually packages video streams using MPEG4 fragments, in the F4F file format. However, the new version adds support for a different protocol, HLS, which Apple created for QuickTime and iOS.
Where the media server system detects a lack of Flash support on the client device, it delivers the content in an MPEG2 stream, using the HLS format. HTML 5-capable browsers also support HLS, so using it makes it easier for broadcasters to reach a wider audience.
The end result is that Flash-based video content can now be delivered to iOS devices by using Apple's technology, in a way that requires almost no extra effort on the part of the publisher. Microsoft has been doing the same thing to get Silverlight-based content onto Apple mobile devices since 2009.
However, the advent of Flash Media Server 4.5 only enables Flash video streaming to iPhones and iPads. Flash-based games, animations and advertisements will still not work on such devices.
- 10-23-2011, 12:24 AM #21
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- 10-23-2011, 12:46 AM #22
When I had my SGSII flash worked really well. It wasn't clunky like on older devices. But it didn't provide any specific function for me though. I haven't thought that it was a big deal. I'm very happy with the browsing experience on my iPhone.
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- 10-25-2011, 09:08 PM #24
It's really not a big of deal to me, just as said, the majority of sites have iPhone versions, and many have their own apps, what's more now the HTML5 is popular, many website are in HTML5 version.
The flash makes annoy, always need to upgrade the plugin, I don't miss it
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