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Old 02-23-2011, 12:38 PM   #927
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Uh, what is wrong? People are installing Flash on their Xooms already. That's a fact. Yes, Motorola did launch too early, but the Xoom has been in development for longer than 10.1 has even been out. They had PLENTY of time to include some version of it, but they wanted to wait for one that wouldn't suck so that people wouldn't return the thing needlessly.
Dude, you are pretty far off on your facts here... #1 who are these people installing Flash on their Xooms that are not even out on the market yet??? Yes, there are hacked 10.1 files that POTENTIALLY will work on a Xoom or other Tegra based tablet but no one (outside of Motorola) has installed Flash 10.1 on a Xoom. PERIOD. So, NO IT IS NOT A FACT. It is in fact the opposite of a fact.

Now, you CLAIM that Flash 10.1 doesn't perform well on the Xoom... kinda hard to make that claim with ZERO, yes ZERO benchmarks done with it. They didn't bother with it because it was a dead-end... end of story. You're seriously just making shit up at this point.

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Really? Looks like most of the top traffic sites have zero problem offering iOS compatible versions of their sites. I can go to just about any site I want and view it just fine on the iPad. Prediction is working out fine.
Seriously? #1 that wasn't the argument.. the argument was related to HTML5 adoption.. which is nowhere near the levels you were predicting... as a matter of fact it has barely gained any more adoption then it had at this time last summer. #2 Google can and likely will pull the plug on h.264 whenever it suits them... making Jobs' version of HTML5 video obsolete before it even gets going. #3 CURRENT figures regarding Flash "Adobe Flash content is present on more than 85 percent of the top 100 websites and about 75 percent of all web-based videos use Flash." so, yes .. SOME sites offer stripped down versions for iOS but the FULL web experience requires FLASH on many many sites. You seem to forget that Flash is not just about VIDEO, but many many other applications... I do think it will be less and less prevalent as time goes on... but we are FAR from there yet.

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Look, I hope Apple allows 10.2 at some point. It looks like it's really good. I don't have ANYTHING against Flash or Adobe. I do want my shit to work like it's supposed to, though. I still have issues with Flash on my desktop (Win 7). I mainly use my iPad at school, and I really need it to have as long a battery life as it can. That wouldn't happen with Flash *right now*. I think it would be okay in the future with 10.2, though. Hopefully, I'll get to find out, because it looks like 10.2 is pretty dope.

You think I'm married to Apple and iOS or something, when that isn't the case at all. I'm looking for a new phone, and if the iPhone 5 isn't much of an upgrade, I'm staying with Sprint and getting an Android phone. I don't even use my Mac any longer. It's just a multimedia server at this point. Everything I do on an actual computer is done on my home built Win 7 machine. I'm far from a fanboy. I'm just not rabidly anti-Apple.
I think I see the failure we having in communication... You have NO CLUE about Flash 10.1 and have a mental shift of 1 version... If I take EVERYTHING you have said and replace Flash 10.1 with 9 and Flash 10.2 with 10.1... you'd actually be right.

Flash 10.1 is a massive improvement with huge strides in hardware acceleration... ALL of which Adobe offered to work with Apple on and Apple flat out REFUSED.

You are also wrong about battery life... Flash 10.1 draws much much much less power than previous versions.. yes it draws more power than if your tablet or pc was OFF... or on a static html page... but come on.. you will need to use some battery to ACTUALLY DO THINGS.

If you are seeing problems with Flash and you have the current version... the likely culprit is the Flash app itself... don't blame the platform for that.
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