Android browsers and flash - LOOOONG post
Sorry for this long post, but had to vent. I am getting very tired of having to have multiple browsers loaded to see some things on my Tab. My issues:
Stock browser was so slow that I loaded Chrome a few months ago.
Did the OTA upgrade to JB a couple of nights ago. Had been using Chrome browser but after the update Chrome went into turtle mode. Did a full reset but no help. Downloaded Opera mobile 12.1.4 and found it to be much faster. So far, so good.
Went into the corporate site for the company I work part time for (using Opera) and they had a video link for some site related work changes. Clicked on the link and was told that I had to have Flash 9.0 or above. Went to load Flash and Opera would not accept it. Tried all of their links and no luck.
Went to Chrome and same issue, needed Flash 9.0 or above. Went to load Flash, not supported by Android anymore.
Went to the "stock" browser that came with Tab, same issue but after a Google search, found I was able to load Flash from an archive site and got it to work with that browser.
Went on last night to Opera to look at an internal airline flight self listing schedule and could not scroll down the page. It would only let me see about 1/3 of the page listing. Went to the stock, slow browser and it would work. Never did try Chrome as by that time I was not happy.
This afternoon, went on my wife's iPad 2, logged in to the airline site and had zero problems with scrolling, went to the corporate site and it played the video with no issues about Flash.
All of this hassle with having to use specific browsers depending on what I am doing has me thinking now, maybe I really should have bought the iPad (I think it is a LOT faster than the Tab) and then gotten a 7" android device to be able to make "daily photo"" folders and copy photos by day to the expandable memory of my TAB when we travel and also to be able to do MS Office stuff when I need to.
Also, why is Chrome so slow on Android JB? Same company it should be optimized to run on Android, at least IMHO.