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Adobe, Apple Collaborating on Flash for the iPhone

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Feb 2, 2009, 8:34 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Adobe's CEO Shantanu Narayen sid that developing Flash for the iPhone is challenging, and that it is working with Apple to make it work. Apple CEO Steve Jobs has said that Flash is too much for the iPhone to handle and that Flash Lite isn't capable enough. He requested that Adobe build another version of Flash that could work on devices such as the iPhone.

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Feb 2, 2009, 5:40 PM

No Thanks

Although for sites like Hulu (would it REALLY work even? be honest), it'd be nice, Flash is kind of a PITA. Flash Lite for WinMo is a joke as all it does is load ads and slow your already anemic handheld down to a useless state.

It's a CPU hog to boot. On my laptop (which is getting old admittedly) I can play back VGA resolution MPEG 4 video just fine, but when it's that f**ing Flash crap, it's going to max out my CPU.

On top of that, ever tried to actually just browse a site loaded with Flash ads? There are actually some sites I prefer to go to on my iPhone vs. my regular browser simply because Flash causes a slow, annoying (those smiley ads and lowermybills ads) , and for the most part useless.

No Flash on the iPhone is just a tr...
OK, so Flash might slow down your browser, but what about Javascript? I've caused an iPhone to crap its processor on a website that is a Javascript hog. I might as well skip the website on a lighter phone like my LG Dare!

Feb 2, 2009, 10:49 AM

iPhone not fast enough? :O

The iPhone is running a 700 MHz processor, and it's not fast enough? Flash Player has really bloated out in recent years. I can't imagine running flash on an iMac G3, the 333 MHz processor probably would rather die than run it!
Microsoft does it on the windows mobile and i think iphones processor is faster, maybe apple could figure it out. I think it would take a compleate re design of there web browser like blackberry, or palm, skyfire browser or bolt browser
The iphone has a 667mhz cpu, but it runs at an equivalent of 413mhz. I believe there is supposed to be a new software version coming out that should boost it to 533. There has been a heat issue that prevents full output potential for the iphone.
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