Originally Posted by extremeskater
The siutation with Android and 2.2 is the same situation with the iPhone and v4 of its software. You need the hardware that can support and handle the software. The latest handsets have either been updated to 2.2 or are soon to be updated to 2.2 because they have the power to run it.
So you're actually confirming my post... To recap, you said:"Let see so we have iPad and iOS record sales and we have Android record sales which promotes Flash as a benefit over iOS. So it appears to me that Apple has done nothing to slow down Flash or help move to HTML5 or any other alternative."
To which, I say again,
You claim "Android has record sales and promotes Flash as a benefit over iOS". But you mention you need hardware than can support and handle the software, and the latest handsets "are soon to be updated to 2.2". Thus here we have the problem that Flash is supposed to be a benefit of Android but clearly it is not as widespread as it should be, and, even some of the latest handsets don't have it and may or may not be updated within a shorter or longer timeframe.
So, Flash as a benefit on Android appears to be more hype than reality at this stage.
Secondly, you mention "Apple has done nothing to slow down Flash or help move to HTML 5". Again, if Android actually was shipping with Flash-capable phones right from the start, and if Android was only used on hardware that was "capable to run Flash", then Flash should be no issue for any Android smartphone.
However, smartphone manufacturers know that Apple iOS devices can do, and more importantly to them, sell well without Flash. Smartphone manufacturers also ship a significant percentage of phones which they know currently don't or will never run Flash.
So, Apple and even other smartphone manufacturers have done at least something in encouraging many sites to move to HTML5 video, to drop Flash-only websites, and to consider non-Flash versions of their websites.