Adobe CEO casts dark clouds over iOS, Android to overtake it because of Flash support
posted by Victor H. / Jun 03, 2011, 6:47 AM
Currently, the iPad is Apple’s stronghold in tablets, occupying a large portion of tablet sales, while Honeycomb tablets despite their great number have a relatively low market share. Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs have stated numerous times his opinion about Flash causing crashes and slowing down significantly performance. While there’s certainly a grain of truth in that, Narayen says:
"It’s a business model issue, its all about control of the applications that you can run on that platform that bring that platform to life."
Adobe’s chief executive also mentions that Flash on iDevices is not exactly a no-go:
“"What Apple doesn't allow us to do is to build flash content within the browser," Narayen added. "If you can build the application using our tools and compile it down to the iDevice platform that works"
The CEO also mentioned that the feud between Adobe and Apple is a myth, but at the same time he was far from optimistic about the impact of Apple’s decision to go with no Flash support. As the industry is slowly shifting to HTML5, Adobe seems prepared for the transition. "We actually not only welcome the evolution of HTML, we are actively contributing to it. Adobe is contributing typographic expertise and design aesthetics," Narayen concluded. How will that help sales of Honeycomb tablets remains a mystery as HTML5 is also supported by the iPad 2. In either case, let us know if you think that Adobe Flash is such a critical factor in your perception of a tablet in the comments below.
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its going to be a while before html5 becomes the "standard" so flash content is safe. My guess is at least 5 years or so. You got to train people on it.. get them to stop using flash.. make sure everything supports it.. on n on. its not going to become mainstream over night.
posted on Jun 03, 2011, 6:58 AM 4
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I don't really care for flash on my device. When I owned my infuse 4g flash will just slow down my browsing experience but there are some times when flash on a device can be very useful.
posted on Jun 03, 2011, 6:59 AM 3
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I think flash is a good add on, I have it enabled on request and have the best of both worlds so no adds loading for me but i get to see any flash content i need to see.... but still think he is trying to sound relevant the truth i don't think flash would be the main reason for someone to get an android tablet but other features....
posted on Jun 03, 2011, 9:37 AM 2
It might not be as vital/crucial as Adobe would prolly like us to believe, but you gotta give it to them: with so many Flash media all around the web, it's rather frustrating when all you end up seeing is white squares or some such emptiness because your device can't display them.
posted on Jun 03, 2011, 7:13 AM 3
This is so funny! I've been using an iPhone since day one and it's actually better than ever! I watch most video on web pages through the YouTube app but on my iPad 2 it mostly plays right there on the original page. Who gives a damn about flash?! LMAO! to say that Android will one day surpass iOS tablets because of flash was really stupid! He's looking like the emperor with no clothes! LOL. HONESTLY it may actually overtake iOS one day but only because of 45776544467 cheap and plastic tablets running android! It has nothing at all to do with flash! He just wants to make his companies product seem more important than it actually is! Flash will not decide the outcome! It'll just drain thousands of batteries along the way!
posted on Jun 03, 2011, 7:24 AM 2
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HTML5 is the future, we all know that. What I am saying is that 85% of the top 100 websites use Flash, so in the meantime you will miss out in great website content while HTML5 gets to be the "standard". I am happy my Android phone/tablet can play Flash videos, it makes web browsing a pleasure & a lot of Android phones/tablets are or will be 4G so they will load Flash content faster than an iPhone 4/iPad 2 with 3G & no Flash! No to mention the next iPhone 4S/5 is STILL going to be 3G! I don’t about the iPad 3, though it may be 3G as well.
posted on Jun 03, 2011, 7:53 AM 3
I have flashblock on my computers. I have an iphone which doesnt get flash. I dont get all the CRAP that is flash advertising. If I can't see it on "85% of the top 100 web sites" I don't need it! And I'm sick of the damn small iphone 3GS screen. I want 4" and 4G. My next phone will be an HTC and I better be able to not load flash, or have a flashblock available for Android! Shantanu, your company is the spam equivalent for web sites, and may it die a timely death!
posted on Jun 03, 2011, 9:30 AM 1
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Could someone please explain to me in laymans terms what HTML5 is and how it's the future of internet browsing/content? Does it replace flash or something? Does flash really slow down devices if so, how? Gracias! :D
posted on Jun 03, 2011, 10:34 AM 1
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posted on Jun 03, 2011, 11:45 AM 1
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Hey gaby1451, check this link out. http://diveintohtml5.org/ HTML5 looks to be the future, but maybe in like 10 years or so. Flash will never go away because they excel in video games. How many Flash video game sites are there, lots. I hope this helps you understand HTML5.
posted on Jun 03, 2011, 11:49 AM 2
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Flash is important to me. There are several third party videos on websites I frequent, mobile and on the computer, which use flash. I'm also actively involved in the Youtube community, meaning I like to review and add comments. This means being able to watch videos in the browser instead of having to rely on the Youtube app is also important.
posted on Jun 03, 2011, 10:40 AM 1
Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010
Not having flash on my idevices does not cripple my web experience at all. My main browser on my iphone and ipad is safari. Most websites would have a youtube video on a page, and my iphone/ipad have no problem playing the video at all. A lot of other websites also supports and adopted the idevices' video formats, so I am also able to view those videos just fine. Other flash supported sites are able to identify idevices and seamlessly redirects flash contents to an idevice supported format, so again, I am able to view them just fine. There are rare occassions where a site only supports flash and I would only see that white box. When that happens, I simply copy the web address and paste it to skyfire, and I can be able to view it. Problem solved. But if flash support is that important for you, then get an android device.
posted on Jun 03, 2011, 2:25 PM 0
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530gemini, you just told Sniggly that he should get android device? Its obvious that he already has one dumba$$, thats why he is talking about flash. DUH!!!!!
posted on Jun 03, 2011, 7:14 PM 0
Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010
This guy is still butt hurt over Flash not being on iOS devices? I had the first Droid phone with Flash and it SUCKED! The phone slowed to a crawl, the browser crashed, most stuff looked weird like it floated above the browser and most flash videos didn't work because it wasn't optimized for mobile. Then I got the iPhone and I can still watch videos as the websites that provide streaming video have a version that works with the iPhone's mobile browser. I'm not with Steve Jobs however, Flash is pretty cool, but it's not for mobile phones.
posted on Jun 04, 2011, 7:12 PM 0
TKFox007, I believe flash has improved greatly on mobile devies since the first droid phone was released 2 years ago... But you hold on to that experience if it helps you sleep better with your iphone on your pillow wrapped in a protective case and placed under a shammy.
posted on Jun 08, 2011, 1:03 PM 0
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