Adobe says FarmVille video done with Flash Lite, says Flash 10.1 not hard on batteries

Adobe says FarmVille video done with Flash Lite, says Flash 10.1 not hard on batteries
The other day we showed you a video of Facebook's hugely popular FarmVille game being played on a Nexus One. The idea was to show you how Flash 10.1 would work on an Android 2.1 device. Since the N-One does not yet have Flash, the phone was using a leaked ROM from the HTC Desire as the Desire is expected to have Flash 10.1 support. When the video circulated, word spread about the somewhat less than stellar way Flash responded to the game on the phone. Adobe felt it needed to defend itself and rightly so. As it turns out, the leaked ROM used from the HTC Desire contained an alpha version of Flash Lite, not Flash 10.1. An OTA update in the first half of the year will give the Desire Flash 10.1 support, but for now, the video was showing Flash Lite and that explains everything.

At the same time as defending Flash, Adobe wanted to put to rest worries that Flash 10.1 would drain the batteries of Android phones and released the video below that shows that battery life will not be as impacted as much as feared by Adobe's software. It shows that video can be played for more than 3 hours over Wi-Fi from video site YouTube in H.264. The result showed only 6% battery usage for the browser.

source: FlashBlog

Battery Performance with Flash Player 10.1 on the Nexus One from Mark Doherty on Vimeo.

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6 Comments

1. fongy

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

ANOTHER reason to buy HTC Desire... Cannot wait... Time to find buyers for my HTC Hero!! (and another reason why this is the must-have phone of 2010!)

2. adixxx

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 26, 2010

wohoo! someone who has the same "desire" as mine... HTC Desire FTW!

3. aeth

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 25, 2010

I must say, Bravo ;). That was an Incredible pun there. Hopefully Flash on the Nexus One will be of Supersonic speed. :P

4. vinsterdamus

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 20, 2010

ok but it's coming to the droid and n1 too so you don't "have" to wait all that time. this shows that steve jobs is full of crap how can this have almost no impact on the n1 and draid the ipads battery with almost 1000% :P from 10 to 1.5 hours my ass

5. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

what about security issues? and bugs?

6. vinsterdamus

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 20, 2010

hmm you can write flash programs that can maybe hack a phone but do you think that a normal website would host that kind of app? i don't. i don't think flash can cause bugs in a os. maybe let it crash like it sometimes does with windows and osx or something but not serious damage. The pros outweigh the cons

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