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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by R=G, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. R=G

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    Whats up with this? Not having it screws with certain streaming live sites..do I use the youtube trick to install or is that a mistake?
     

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    I believe the Puffin browser will play Flash files.

    Like most/all Adobe products, Flash is a security nightmare and something to be avoided. If you have a specific browser that plays Flash files and only use it when you intend to play a flash file, your risks will be reduced.
     
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    I installed the latest version from the Adobe archives a few weeks ago so I could watch Amazon Prime videos in Firefox. Prime worked, but sluggish, even became unresponsive a few times. However, other sites started failing to load, like Facebook in the browser (I dont use the app). So, what flash may giveth, it may also taketh away in other places.
     
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    I use Boat Browser. Read something on XDA about it. Works fine.
     
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    The boat one works...dont like other things being affected though.
     
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    Dolphin browser had flash support reinstated a couple of updates ago, and seems to work fine.
     
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    Yep. Dolphin plays Amazon Prime smooth as butter on my Verizon S4.
     
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    Hmmm ...What version of Dolphin/Flash are you guys using ? I have the
    latest Dolphin (10.0.1) and the latest flash as of this writing (11.1.115.69),
    have the Flash Player setting set to "Always On", but I find flash flaky.
    Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't...
     
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    Root your device and install the AOSP Browser Installer off the market, it works fine with flash content once you've installed flash.

    The 3rd party browsers are all unstable with flash, puffin is the only other option but other than flash support it's a rubbish browser.
     
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    I suggested above only using a browser which supports Flash for when you want to view Flash objects. That way you won't get infected by a "drive by" Flash object that appears on a legitimate site.

    I hate Flash, in case it's not obvious.
     
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    "drive by" flash object? Sorry, what? :smokin:
     
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    Oh, never seen flash ads refereed too as a drive by flash object before but it makes sense. :D

    I've only ever seen malware infections on desktop's so it's not something I'm concerned about and they're usually easy to clean up. When I see malware affect an Android device with my own eyes ill be concerned about it, until then i'll carry on as usual. :)
     
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    I would tend to agree, but Adobe software has been so problematic over the years, and Android so fragmented, that at some point I can see it being an attractive target. Running 4.2 it probably isn't as much of a concern as if you're running Gingerbread or earlier.
     
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    For flash content (BBC News for eg) the Chrome browser in Mobile mode (HTML5) plays video content.
     
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    Southpark Studios, Amazon Prime and ESPN are big examples of sites needing Flash. HTML 5 ain't yet an option for those sites. Dolphin beta works smooth as butter with all three on my S4, Excite 7.7, TF300 and Nook HD+ with CM 10.1.
     

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