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  • 60. Re: Flash player
    JP007 Level 3 Level 3 (505 points)
    Seems to me the HTML5 demos do seem to have a lot of Flash functionality.... if you're talking about Flash from 5-10 years in the past! HTML5 can't touch current-day Flash functionality.

    Moreover, HTML5 will still have a lot of the same incompatibility issues between browsers and operating systems that HTML had in the 90's... but on a larger order of magnitude due to the addition of more browser choice and mobile OS and browser versions.

    HTML5 is a nice upgrade to the spec, but hardly going to bury Flash like Steve hopes. Apple needs to work with Adobe on Flash 10.1 for the iPhone OS so it's customers can truly enjoy the entire web.
  • 61. Re: Flash player
    celliott147 Level 4 Level 4 (1,135 points)
    you do realize that both Google and Microsoft have jumped on the dump flash bandwagon as well, right? that would make it 3 of the biggest tech companies in the world vs. adobe... umm i think i would put my money on the big heavyweight favorites...
  • 62. Re: Flash player
    JP007 Level 3 Level 3 (505 points)
    *You couldn't be more wrong*. Microsoft AND Google are both working with Adobe on providing support for Flash 10.1. Go ahead and Google for the official announcements.

    Both companies are also are going to eventually support HTML5, yes, but they are not "dumping Flash."
  • 63. Re: Flash player
    nick101 Level 4 Level 4 (3,520 points)
    I use the BBC a lot, but not the rest. My browsing style on the iPad that I don't need Flash
  • 64. Re: Flash player
    paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,060 points)
    Given that, why is there constant attacks, inability to see others point of view, arguments, personal attacks, etc.


    I think it's because some people need to "be right" at any cost and can emotionally hide behind their forum posts. They probably would not respond like when speaking face to face. I know I've been guilty of that a few times.
  • 65. Re: Flash player
    celliott147 Level 4 Level 4 (1,135 points)
    Both have also come out in support of HTML5 and have said flash is dying... Just because they are continuing support, doesn't mean they are backing the codec...
  • 66. Re: Flash player
    nick101 Level 4 Level 4 (3,520 points)
    There are two things that can be said to be factual in this discussion:

    1. Flash doesn't run on the iPad

    2. Apple won't support Flash on iPhone OS

    Everything else is pinion and speculation (including pretty much all my posts )
  • 67. Re: Flash player
    elguapoloco Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    celliott147 wrote:
    Just because they are continuing support, doesn't mean they are backing the codec...


    Flash is not a codec. If they called Flash a codec then they must be ignant on the ways of the internets

    Message was edited by: elguapoloco
  • 68. Re: Flash player
    elguapoloco Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yep, that's about it.

    I am just posting to clear up some of the misconceptions about my platform of choice and annoy the Fanboys
  • 69. Re: Flash player
    celliott147 Level 4 Level 4 (1,135 points)
    plug in, may bad, i mispoke...
  • 70. Re: Flash player
    Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (14,905 points)
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-20006893-83.html

    yep, Microsoft needs to keep supporting flash-otherwise how are hackers going to continue making a living
  • 71. Re: Flash player
    mwpad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am a novice apple user and received the iPad as a gift. I enjoy using device and was stunned when I went to view something on the Internet and I was not able to view the information because it required a flash drive for presentation. We are reviewing the iPad for use at work and I must point out that the device does not support viewing certain Internet information. I believe many of the people that have bought the iPad did not realize it limited you from viewing certain Internet content when they bought it, except all you geeks that routinely hit sites like this. This may not impact some and will impact others opinion on keeping the device or buying it. I came here looking for help to get an "app" that would run flash in the background or something like that. Come on, give us a work around!

    I do like the iPad and will likely return it until I have complete Internet access from it.
  • 72. Re: Flash player
    igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4 (2,285 points)
    mwpad wrote:
    I do like the iPad and will likely return it until I have complete Internet access from it.

    You're going to have a long wait then!
  • 73. Re: Flash player
    WBmacUser Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
    JP007 wrote:
    ....Apple needs to work with Adobe on Flash 10.1 for the iPhone OS so it's customers can truly enjoy the entire web.


    Actually, Apple doesn't need to work with Adobe. If Adobe wants their proprietary plugin to be part of the iPad/iPhone experience, then ADOBE needs to produce a product that works within spec as far as cpu usage and memory usage. So far, they haven't done it.

    Does anybody here REALLY think that if Adobe had produced that plugin that Apple wouldn't have added it to the iPad/iPhone ??? I mean, really ??

    I think somebody should write an app for the iPad that will chew up all the available memory and bring the system to a crawl. Oh wait .....
  • 74. Re: Flash player
    Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,730 points)
    Were you living under a rock for the last 6 months. It's been all over the news that the iPad does not support Flash.

    http://www.apple.com/hotnews/thoughts-on-flash/ has also circulated all over the news too.
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