- 11-10-2011, 08:45 AM #2
- 11-10-2011, 09:13 AM #3
There will still be flash for android and RIM. 11.x is the most recent version. They aren't going to pull it from the app stores each company has. This isn't a big deal until sites start requiring the latest version of flash, which sites I have come across haven't required the latest and greatest.
- 11-10-2011, 09:20 AM #4
It really doesn't affect iPad/iPhone all that much, bec we didn't have it on those devices. Personally I am thrilled. I think flash sucks, and I judge companies and "designers" that use it negatively, because it's not stable and it's annoying as HELL. It's a tool to get around good coding and design, laziness.
So yea. That's my soapbox.
- 11-10-2011, 09:29 AM #5
It doesn't affect iOS in the slightest. This is not a victory for Steve Jobs. Apple decided to go with html5, they didn't invent it. Its only a victory if it benefits apple more than other companies. It doesn't. This is like vhs taking over betamax. Bluray vs HD dvd. Usb vs ps2. It benefits everyone if its a better technology and becomes the standard.
- 11-10-2011, 09:35 AM #6
I think Adobe has seen that the Air/Html5 combo on the playbook works great and may be behind the decision to go this route for future device development.
im not sure how Jobs "Won" at all.. i think that truly a number of people who wanted flash on the tablet wouldve bought an iPad if it had it... but instead went to Android/BBX
now.. the question is.. will the iPad3 have Air/Html5 ability like the Playbook so you will finally be able to see flash content on the web?
- 11-10-2011, 09:50 AM #7
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- 11-10-2011, 03:37 PM #9
I'm finding that HTML5 is becoming more common any way. There are quite a few sites that I could not view completely on my iPad or BB Torch. But now I can view them on both. This is changing more and more as time goes by as more sites are offering content in HTML5
- 11-10-2011, 03:54 PM #10
- 11-10-2011, 04:20 PM #11
Never mind... I found it.... Most interesting to say the least. Flash was made available to Android just over a year ago or so. Before they got it, users were clamoring to get it. I imagine there's some really PO'd people on the other side of the tracks to say the least!!!
- 11-10-2011, 04:53 PM #12
Basically, they just said they won't be updating the application anymore. I still fail to see how this is a win for Jobs.. Aging technology loses support and someone saw it coming.. Big Surprise! I think most iOS users would prefer to have the option of Flash player 11 over no Flash at all. I know I would..
- 11-10-2011, 06:16 PM #13
- 11-10-2011, 07:15 PM #14
On the Android devices that supported flash, it felt like they were using flash just because they could. For example on YouTube, embedded video is faster, looks a lot better, gives proper full-screen, allows easy seeking controls, etc. YouTube through Flash on a mobile device is a straight up disaster in terms of usability.
And it's a win now for everyone because web developers will take the complete lack of flash on mobile devices more seriously than they take it now.
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- 11-10-2011, 07:48 PM #19
The old versions of flash did indeed drain the battery. Since flash version 10.2, there is absolutly no added battery drain.
@Jellotime91 - Embedded YouTube videos most definitely do run more fluidly without Flash. That's a fact. Other sites like Newgrounds stream perfectly, though. Although Flash is aging tech, it will be around on the web for at least the next 5 years. Maybe once all of the Flash content is off the web, Steve will have been right, and there won't be a need for it on a mobile device. Until then, you only have limited access to the web without it.
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- 11-10-2011, 11:06 PM #20
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- 11-11-2011, 01:59 PM #22
Steve truely could sell anything. Even if it was the notion that you don't need options.
Adobe just released their final version of flash today, and it's wonderful. Victory for Steve? I just don't see it.
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