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Adobe Sticks A Fork In Flash For Android

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Apple called it...

by eskeebel    Jun 30, 2012, 10:30 AM

They said all of this a few years back...the Android community blasted them for it, but I understood what they were saying.

I'm not a professional web developer, but i've build 5 web sites in the past year - each of them without even an ounce of flash in them. They are all fully functional, with sliding graphics, video functionality and audio built in. They all play nicely with my iPhone/iPad, my friends Android devices, my friends blackberry devices (kinda slow on BB). HTML5 is an efficient tool and works well on mobile and on computers.

I think this is a win for the mobile community, and i'm excited to see what Adobe does with AIR for mobile. I'm a huge fan of Adobe, but Flash for Mobile was not my favorite.

I think all of the Android users should be happy about this change. Flash is part of the whole reason Android phones are so buggy. Guess what, your phone experience is about to get a whole lot better. Phones will be less glitchy, battery life will be longer, apps won't be so resource intensive (which means the need for more power like quad core processors will be prolonged - which in turn will drive down cost).

Don't get me wrong, I like all of the hardware updates just as much as the next guy, but I think when you put efficiency first, it creates a better experience for the end user...which is all of us. And then make it practical...some people still like practical. I don't ever feel like I need a quad-core processor on my iPhone/iPad, because the apps I run work great with the A5 Chip.

ICS has taken on a lot of practical functionality, and though I'm still not an Android fan, it's my favorite version of Android OS yet.

This is a win.

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