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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by fairlythere, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. fairlythere

    fairlythere Lurker
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    The Droid is supposed to be "a computer that can make phone calls" according to the sales guy. So I go to HULU.COM to watch a show and it says that flash player is not available, that it MAY be available in January.

    I am TV show vs. computer stoopid so explain gently please...thanks!
     



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  2. Howie

    Howie Android Expert

    It is still limited with the browser compared to the PC. There is no flash support, no shockwave, no silverlight... Those are a few common plugins on the PC. Just have to wait for the Flash to release in 2010, the others doubt will ever happen.
     
  3. lifeafter2am

    lifeafter2am Member

    Just want to add that this isn't necessarily a limitation of the phone, but of the mobile platform in general. No matter what smartphone you get, you will run into the same problems as of right now.

    **I say now because flash is supposedly coming as Howie said, and Silverlight is supposedly coming next year as well ... at least to WM7.
     
  4. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    Nokia N900 has full flash support "right now".
     
  5. lifeafter2am

    lifeafter2am Member

    lol, okay. So you have one choice in phones if you want it "right now".

    :D:D
     
  6. hiway

    hiway Newbie

    I saw a Adobe rep online state the first official platform to get flash support will be Android and if my memory serves me right they stated early 2010.

    On a side note I find it odd they get video to work with youtube in a quality that is acceptable but things like Hulu and others don't work. Weird. I would guess there is a lot of propriety issues going on behind the scenes.
     
  7. fluc02

    fluc02 Newbie

    Just an FYI, even when Flash support arrives you probably won't be able to watch Hulu on your Droid. Hulu has been very diligent in blocking all non-PC devices from viewing their site, such as the PS3 and WinMo phones running Skyfire (which has Flash support).
     
  8. syntrix

    syntrix Android Expert

    is it really "full blown" flash support?

    winmo 6.5's IE has flash support, don't know if it's "full blown" though.

    Give it some time and it will be on android!

    colnago, is that what you decided to get?
     
  9. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    Yeah, its 9.4 flash...videos on the web show n900 accessing www.tbs.com , and when everyone gets the 10.1 or 10.4 update, so will n900.

    Its not that I really "want" the n900, but it has a lot of features "built-in" over the Droid that I'm looking for, plus I'm getting it as a gift. After having the Droid however, I'm wary that any onther phone will be as "responsive/quick" in just navigating the phone itself, not even counting web browsing.

    Like I said, GSM Droid (looking for signal consistency) with TV Out, and Sling or Hava support, would suit me fine...would be "the perfect phone" for me. I may order the n900 next week, then pick up the GSM at end of the month. Still not sure if I want TMo or AT&T version. TMo has a much much cheaper plan...can't beat $39/mo for voice and data. :eek:
     
  10. syntrix

    syntrix Android Expert

    Let us know how it goes! And don't forget a review on that "city only" carrier's cheap plan!
     
  11. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    meh, works everywhere I'd go...and outside the US.
     
  12. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

  13. ahammer

    ahammer Newbie

    wonder if this is by using html 5.
     
  14. ahammer

    ahammer Newbie

    good think with things like android there will be a ez fix... tell hulu your on a PC.
     
  15. evilbeef54

    evilbeef54 Well-Known Member


    Hulu and flash work just fine on my HTC mogul, i think i have the flash patch around here some where
     
  16. evilbeef54

    evilbeef54 Well-Known Member

    i know its for WinMo but it might help some of you that have both like me

    Clicky
     

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