Originally Posted by solipsism
1) Do you keep 4G on all the time or only when you need it due to the battery drain?
2) Have you checked the testing and review sites to see what the max is for the EVO on 802.11g and n? From why I've read the iPhone 4 still beats other smartphones with 802.11b/g/n chips despite having a lower CPU clock by an estimated 25%. In any case, all are great for a phone in 2010.
3) I'd like to see these tests of Flash running well on Android. EVERY review and demo I've seen shows it causing slow page load times, wonky page scrolling, and a major drain on your battery. And that's on 1GHz CPUs with 512MB RAM, but worst of all it's August 2010 and this promise of Flash on all smartphones (sans the iPhone) is still not even close to being a reality. When Apple is the only holdout an their is negliable page load times and battery drain then Flash can claim a victory, but seeing as Flash the desktop is still not capable of resving these issues I am not holding my breath.
I know the 4G areas so I only turn it on when I know I am in 4G coverage.
Depending on my location (distance from my router) I get anywhere from 15-22mbps on my Evo. However I will say that distance is sometimes an issue with the Evo, which I still believe if software related.
My daughter has an iPhone and the best she can get using the same speedtest that I do is about 6-8mbps.
Which really isn't a major issue if you are getting over 6mbps.
I haven't had any load issue with Flash so far but we all know its demanding on the battery. The HTC update before 2.2 greatly improved battery life.
With 2.2 the biggest issue was not Flash but a bug in the new facebook app which was causing a major battery life issue.
For me its about having the option to live with less battery life if I want to view Flash content. Which has always been my issue with Apple in regards to the iPad.
I see Flash issue this way. As Android continues to increase in market share Adobe will either wise up and continue to try and improve Flash or it will die on Android also. However to me its unacceptable for a multi function Tablet not to have the ability to run Flash.
I agree with you when it comes to smartphones the hit on the battery may never be a valid trade off but I feel the iPad has the size to increase the hardware specs to make Flash 10.1 run well. Which may never be the case with smartphones due to size limitations.