Originally Posted by powderdust
Sh*t - tried to view on iPad and got the blue flash logo of death.
Think I'll wait for an Android tablet - that way I get to see all the nice things people have designed in Flash. Ahh the full internet at last.
With Android - things don't need to be like 1984.
I tried You Tube videos a gazillion times on the iPhone and more recently on the iPad, both wifi and 3G.
Your words here is evidence of your dishonesty. I bet you have not even touched and tried eiither the iPhone or the iPad. As others noted here, Google has converted its You Tube videos so that they may be viewed without Flash.
As to Android mobile phones working with Flash, here's a barrel of icewater for your bath, from the Flash master himself, while demoing that the beta version of Flash would work on Android:
On the Android Flash demo at FlashCamp Seattlehttp://jeffcroft.com/blog/2010/may/0...hcamp-seattle/
"Heres what happened: On his Mac, Ryan [Stewart, a Flash Platform evangelist at Adobe] pulled up a site called Eco Zoo. It is, seemingly, a pretty intense example of Flash development full of 3D rendering, rich interactions, and cute little characters. Then, he pulled up the same thing on his Nexus One. The sites progress bar filled in and the 3D world appeared for a few seconds before the browser crashed. Ryan said (paraphrasing), Whoops! Well, its beta, and this is an intense example lets try it again. He tried it again and got the same result. So he said to the audience, Well, this one isnt going to work, but does anyone have a Flash site theyd like to see running? Someone shouted out Hulu. Ryan said, Hulu doesnt work, and then wrapped up his demo, telling people if they wanted to try more sites they could find him later and hed let them play with his Nexus One." -- Jeff Croft
You might want to read the comments there, including a justification by Ryan why he had to do the demo, even if he knew that Flash Player 10.1 is not ready yet for mobile phones. [At present, there is no mobile phone that is compatible with Flash.]
[Just another aside, I wish discourse here in Apple Insider or many other sites, is as civil as had been achieved in the comments in the linked article. You can actually learn about the Pros and Cons of Flash.]
The point that many readers pointed out is that if you do a demo, make sure that it works. This may or may not be emblematic of how Adobe address issues it had to confront.
In fairness, Ryan now has finally showed some sites that works with Flash:Examples of Flash Content Running on Android
Well and good. But would it work with every variant of Android which are sprouting like mushrooms. And, how would it affect battery life?
Most important, would Adobe be able to keep up with the updates for all the variants of Android, and for that matter all other mobile phones if it expects to be universal gatekeeper application?
From my own experience as a user of Adobe product, I invest money in one of their costly products, only to find out later on that they have not upgraded the product to the version of the operating system (OS) of my Mac computer, and no defined time frame, if they would do it at all. Some clients of Adobe are held hostage by their whims and their calculation whether it is profitable for them to upgrade for specific a OS.