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LG Optimus V 2.2 but no Flash ? ?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Joeydroid, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Joeydroid

    Joeydroid Well-Known Member
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  2. untalented893

    untalented893 Member

    The Intercept won't either when it gets 2.2

    The phones simply can't handle what it requires
  3. Joeydroid

    Joeydroid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Wow, didn't realize that :( What is the Intercept lacking that flash won't work with 2.2 ?
  4. TVCCS

    TVCCS Android Enthusiast

    An ARMv7 processor is required for Flash. The Intercept and the Optimus V are both ARMv6.
  5. Joeydroid

    Joeydroid Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for that info.. Too bad :(
  6. Adaptation

    Adaptation Lurker

    I downloaded flash for 2.1 and it works on pages that link to a .swf file. Would 2.2 let it integrate the flash player in the browser. (not many sites link to swf files)
  7. TVCCS

    TVCCS Android Enthusiast

    No. See above.
  8. Adaptation

    Adaptation Lurker

    But flash dose work on my intercept running 2.1, I just want it to integrate with the browser and don't understand why it wont. Clearly the stuff about needing 7 arm chips is bull feces because I'm running it now. I just have to download the swf files and run them septate from the browser and that is not very covenant.
  9. Scottsdale

    Scottsdale Lurker

    As some have mentioned, Flash needs a lot of power and isn't good even on 1GHz smartphones. I see it fail about 80% of the time on my brother's Droid X too. Adobe just hasn't perfected it on smartphones, and since it requires a lot of resources in a few years it will be great. That is if Apple's efforts to squash Flash with html5 and its iOS don't succeed.
  10. Slayn

    Slayn Newbie

    Is this really a big deal?

    Serious question.
  11. csiemers

    csiemers Member

    Funny, I consider the fact that there is NO Flash a bonus! Now I don't have to worry about uninstalling it!

    www.youtube.com/tanksandplanes (Intercept and Optimus videos)
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  12. Slayn

    Slayn Newbie

    It wasn't a joke, I was being serious though.
  13. r00t

    r00t Newbie

    It's strange because there's this YouTube video that shows LG's Optimus box stating Adobe Flash 10.1. I'm assuming the LG Optimus P500 also has an ARMv6 processor.
  14. maylea

    maylea Member

    Here is a huge discussion and explanation from LG forums on this. The US version does not support 10.1

    LG P500 Optimus One - Flash support - LG Forum
  15. WvGoDFather

    WvGoDFather Newbie

    After being updated to 2.2, no matter if your able to run it*(Flash) or not. You wont be able to after the update.
  16. anniesapple13

    anniesapple13 Lurker

    I just learned this when trying to install an app to my android LG Optimus V smartphone. It said that adobe flash was not available on my device. I was able to install adobe reader on my phone. I thought it was odd that flash was not also available. I have also emailed VM on this fact and requested that it be made available to us. Has anyone found a flash app that will work like adobe flash that we can use on our phones? hmmm thanks !
  17. mkbkr1

    mkbkr1 Android Enthusiast

    Once again, it is the hardware in our phones not Virgin Mobile, not Adobe. The only version of Adobe Flash available for Android phones requires an ARMv7 or better processor. The Optimus V has an ARMv6 processor. Sorry, but we just don't have a powerful enough processor to handle it. You have two choices, either rejoice and be happy you have a phone as good as you do at the low price you pay, or sign a contract, get locked in for 2-3 years, pay out the nose for service and have Flash. Or if you really have to watch flash video got to the market and install either Dolphin HD or Skyfire. Both these browsers convert flash on their servers and deliver to your phone as html5 video, which your phone will play.
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  18. greg4android

    greg4android Android Enthusiast

    Hate to tell ya, but that's NOT information off a Optimus box (at least not the V).

    The Optimus does NOT advertise a hotspot (which it shows on the label of what ever box this is coming off)
    and The Optimus is NOT a HSPDA phone (unless at&t or t-mobile has an optimus in their lineup). NOR does it support Flash.

    Sprint is a CDMA network (evdo rev. a) - and since Virgin Mobile runs off sprint, no way this label is from an optimus.

    After watching the video, this is a LG P500 (not an optimus)
    ...what network hosts this phone. If you look closely, it says GSM, so its a phone overseas, or att or t-mobile in the usa.

  19. cutterjohn

    cutterjohn Android Enthusiast

    ahm... the Optimus P500, O1, OV, OS, etc. ad nauseum ALL use the SAME basic SoC, the qualcomm 7X27 which are ALL ARM11(ARMv6) based CPUs which only vary in CDMA v. GSM support o.w. all other specs are IDENTICAL.

    That said I've never heard of a version of flash for anything less than cortex-a8(ARMv7) based SoCs, and I can tell you right now that flash on even 1GHz cortex-a8 devices IS CHOPPY. It's only smooth on my Tegra 2 based tablet, and most flash apps just don't work well at all with purely touch based controls... about as poorly as most javascripted items. e.g. ever tried to move the show/hid message sliders on /. comments? Ever get it to actually work? (I haven't.)
  20. Thorsten

    Thorsten Android Enthusiast

    Not quite. My Nokia N810, which also sports an ARM1136/ARMv6 core, does run Flash, even though doing pretty much anything on the N810 feels much more sluggish than on the LGOV (other than typing, of course 
  21. greg4android

    greg4android Android Enthusiast

    If ya need to view flash content so bad for what ever freaking reason, go use a PC, don't rely on a cell phone.
  22. Thorsten

    Thorsten Android Enthusiast

    Before you go off the rails next time, you may want to pause for a second and consider if people really say what you think they do. Read what I wrote here, pal.
  23. greg4android

    greg4android Android Enthusiast

    The comment was not directed directly towards you, i just hit reply and commented, and you were the comment I replied to.

    So, next time, when making a general comment, I'll just submit a NEW reply.


    but the original comment still stands.

    If ANYONE need to view flash content so bad for what ever freaking reason, go use a PC, don't rely on a cell phone(Optimus V).

  24. darkkard00

    darkkard00 Lurker

    root your phone, google... its pretty easy since we have the internet and all, i have a LG optimus, overclocked the proc to 1.2ghz, can use as a wifi hotspot, and can play video of any kind.

    what they did is nerf the very capable hardware in this phone cause its prepaid and they wanted to keep it cheap, this is a very capable phone if your willing to make a few modifications to it. i can play sega and psx game on it with no lag now. online steaming of videos is as smooth as 3g will allow which is plenty for my youtoobin needs. plus... its friggin cheap!!!
  25. darkkard00

    darkkard00 Lurker


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