Originally Posted by solipsism
Prove it. Show me some links showing that video playback (that most common usage of Flash on the internet) is just as good or better with the Flash plug-in than native browser support using the HTML5 video tag.
I can play the video file from YouTube, one in Flash 10.1 and one in HTML5 and my Mac’s battery life is considerably higher when not using the Flash plugin. So why haven’t they ported this miracle code to desktop versions of Flash yet?
Your poor performance of Flash on OSX is due to Flash not having the same amount of acceleration that Safari does. Put both on equal footing as in Windows, its a moot point.http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives..._new_tests.php
Correction to link, acceleration is added now for OSX.
And again, Flash is used in more than just video playback. Viewing videos on youtube with HTLM5 is much, much less feature rich than the Flash version.
Now you’re arguing that because only a small percentage of Android phones support Flash 10.1 that there is no problem with today’s phones supporting Flash 10.1? Really?!
Who is this minority? Android took off with the original Moto Droid, and ever since then every one of those devices can use the latest version of 2.2 with Flash built in.
Hell, even the original G1 can use 2.2 if you want it to.
Arguments of CPU and such are becoming less and less relevant every day. This isn't 2007 anymore.