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General More great news for Eris owners: No Flash 10.1

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mj_b90, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. mj_b90

    mj_b90 Well-Known Member
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    One of the big things I was looking forward to with 2.1 was full flash support. But, as we should have expected, thats a no go for 1st gen phones. In this article they make mention of the processor architecture being the reason, does this mean that even after root and some hacking it will never work? Or is that just Adobe's excuse?

    No Flash 10.1 for 1st gen Android phones
     

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  2. OfTheDamned

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    This doesn't really mean we won't get it. It means that the phones won't support the version coming from Adobe. Of course the Eris doesn't support Swype either, the last time I looked anyway, and there are many people using it right now.

    At the bottom they also mention that the Eris and Devour have flash lite which HTC actually added to the Eris. So there is nothing that says they won't work out their own version of full flash too.

    Really though, until it Flash is out for Android we don't know who will get it or even how much of it.
     
  3. The eris has HTC flash player already.
     
  4. Kevkelsar

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    Hmmm...I know the stock Browser has Flash Lite. However, my Dolphin browser does not. Anyone know how to correct that?

    Oh well, no Flash for the Eris. I still have what I paid for. :)
     
  5. OfTheDamned

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    No, we have flash lite. They are talking about full flash 10.1 and they are two different things.

    Not sure you can change it for Dolphin.
     
  6. Even though it may not be macromedia, urge flash player will probably update throughout time.
     
  7. I wouldn't worry much. After 2 years, these phones will get better. Don't fret just yet.
     
  8. Android is s new system and come time to update, we will look at these phones abd laugh at the 1.5 that came on them.
     
  9. IzelTokatl

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    Adobe stated full 10 support by the end of the year
     
  10. Caddyman

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    What's the big deal about flash on phones anyway
     
  11. IzelTokatl

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    Flash works fine in dolphin, I use it to see youtube.
     
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    I completely agree. I don't know what the big deal is. Anything made by Adobe is a massive resource hog.
     
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    Flash will be phased out soon. I can understand HTC not wanting to deal with it.
     
  15. AdrianC14

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    I don't/need want flash on my phone. It will kill my already crappy battery. HTML5 is the future.
     
  16. aleis

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    html5 is getting implemented more and more also. its kind of upon us now :)
     
  17. hrbib21

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    ^That is the reason.
     
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    [FONT=&quot]Thanks for sharing. I’m already read this Article. It’s nice to know more![/FONT]
     
  19. jamezelle

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    what do you mean by that? :thinking:

    flash 10.1 isnt a necessity but it would come in handy. :eek:

    and if htc/google doesnt give it to us, then after root we will add it ourselves. If it isnt performing well, then i will remove it.
     
  20. doogald

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    This announcement said that Flash 10.1 could not run on ARM11 processor class Android phones. Guess what processor class runs the original iPhone and the iPhone 3G?

    When Apple said that Flash was a performance and battery sapping waste of time on a mobile phone, I think that they were right. When Steve Jobs allegedly called them lazy programmers, I think that he was (allegedly) right. I don't want it on my phone (and, honestly, it runs like crap on my Macs) - I'd rather that the sites that depend on Flash do what YouTube did and build a site that doesn't require Flash to run.
     
  21. AdrianC14

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    Apple is correct. Flash will kill your battery and on my Mac Mini, the CPU usage is around 90%-100% while watching Youtube. I am very excited for HTML5.
     

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