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Discuss: Flash on Android

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August 17, 2012 at 05:42:34
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Hi all,

This week's poll is about news that Adobe will stop supporting Flash on the Android in favor of HTML5. Discuss here if you think this is a good move on Adobe's part, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.


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August 17, 2012 at 09:19:09
Not sure if this is good or bad? Bad if everyone keeps developing stuff for flash and not HTML5 I guess. I suppose that's not very likely tho, and android is getting pretty massive for people to NOT write programs for.


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August 17, 2012 at 14:03:56
If all browsers supported WEBM, Video Tag and h.264, then Flash would be redundant.

Also creating a cross platform Browser without Flash Support is easier, therefore many devices will have video capabilities.

The downside is many web sites will have to be re-written, and older browsers on older operating systems will be next to useless !

Seems like Apple are Google is leading the changes, especially as Youtube have many HTML5 videos:

ARM Devices the future. Windows have accepted the fact!

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August 18, 2012 at 12:37:16
"Seems like Apple are Google is leading the changes...

And I suspect that will be the case for the foreseeable future, given that mobile browsing apparently taking off:

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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August 18, 2012 at 19:48:35
This is a dumb question but why are they doing it? This is not related to the issue directly but I have Adobe programs on my computer but it takes up a lot of space. I wonder why they could not create it to be a smaller program. I had been looking for Adobe Flash Player I think a few months ago and I could not find it on the Android Market and I went to their website on the phone and I could not download it.

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August 18, 2012 at 19:50:33
Some of the apps like Crackle require Adobe Flash Player. Any chance that customers have a say about this issue?

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August 18, 2012 at 22:21:11
Adobe Flash Android

ARM Devices the future. Windows have accepted the fact!

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August 18, 2012 at 23:56:16
For me this is one of those polls that requires an "I don't give a **** " response be added to the list as my idea of "mobile browsing" is looking both ways before pulling out in traffic.


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