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Flash On Android Fails To Impress 436

Posted by timothy
from the because-you-have-failed-to-achieve dept.
snydeq writes "InfoWorld's Neil McAllister test-drives Flash Player 10.2 for Android 3.0 and finds its shortcomings too sweeping to be chalked up to beta status. 'The worst part is the player's inconsistent behavior. This gets really frustrating when there's lots of HTML and Flash content mixed on a Web page. The UI turns into a tug-of-war between the browser and the Flash Player, where each touch produces varying effects, seemingly at random,' McAllister writes. 'As far as I could tell, there was one thing and one thing only that the Flash Player for Android 3.0 accomplished successfully. On the stock Android browser, Flash content is invisible, so you don't notice Flash-based advertising. With the Flash Player installed, however, all those ads suddenly appear where once there were none, their animated graphics leaping and scuttling under your fingertips like cockroaches on a dinner tray — some achievement.'"
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Flash On Android Fails To Impress

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  • Re:The Whole Web! (Score:3, Informative)

    by RyuuzakiTetsuya (195424) <taiki@cUMLAUTox.net minus punct> on Thursday April 14, 2011 @03:17PM (#35820918)

    Probably.

    Speaking of ads, I was on a site with heavy flash ads, and noticed that Activity Monitor was showing both my CPU cores pegging. I check it out and Chrome's Flash handler was using something like 150% of CPU time.

    The whole web indeed.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 14, 2011 @08:58PM (#35824230)
    BS. You made a passing referennce to the beta status and shrugged it off as unimportant.

    Reading your reviews is a painful exercise in frustration with jouralistic and technical incompetence. Perhaps you're intentionally being obtuse, Flash is a hotbutton issue and I'm sure you'll get the clicks for that paycheck. But man that article was terrible. It astonishes me you're even here defending it.

    You get a tech fact wrong on the first page.

    There's no stand-alone Flash app for Android.

    And a simple Google search shows you're wrong: http://blogs.adobe.com/flashplayer/2011/02/adobe-air-2-6-for-android-is-now-available.html [adobe.com]

    Then you continue with the nonesense: RIAs that don't work on 4 inch screens? OMG switch to HTML! I'd love to see a comparable HTML RIA that works well on a 4in device. I could go on and on but what's the point? I'm sure you'll probably defend yourself as above the fray having given the overall picture or some other such hyperbolic BS. Respond if you want, I don't care -- but at the very least do some fucking research and stop doing us all a disservice with this hatchet-job sensationalist trolling "journalism". The world does NOT need sensationalist leach journalism. Just stop. [youtube.com]

    PS: Yeah I'm posting AC, yeah this is harsh language, and I bet unpleasant for you to hear, which will probably get modded to hell but try not to miss the point.

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