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From Tom Chiverton ...@extravision.com>
Subject Re: Is really Flash dead on Android ?
Date Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:28:53 GMT
The article is six months old, and everything has changed since then. 
Never mind it was just broken to start with...

Plus, you're talking about using the Flex API to compile native 
applications, not using it to produce Flash content for the web, which 
is what the article is on about, before it gets side tracked at the end 
into the unrelated issue of desktop designed experiences not working on 
smaller screens.

"Adobe quietly removed the Flash plug-in from the Google Play 
<http://www.extremetech.com/tag/google-play> Store, effectively 
admitting defeat"
It's back in some countries.

"you had to deal with the low framerates and general scrolling lag when 
Flash was enabled."
This wasn't the case on my Nokia N900 or with any Flash content 
*designed for mobile* embed in web pages. Even YouTube was/is fine. 
Sure, it'd kill the battery if you watched 3 hours of it, but nobody 
really wants to watch hours and hours of video on small screens. And if 
I'm interacting with some Flash content, why would I be scrolling around 
anyway ?

"Flash content, especially video, assumes you have a mouse cursor that 
can hover, click, and drag"
Just as wrong now as then. 99% of people wanting to watch any video only 
need 'click' (on 'play'), which works 100% fine on mobile Player, obviously.

"Getting its plug-in to work on ARM devices was like hammering a square 
peg into a round hole. Adobe did it, but it was a mess."
Actually, the Open Screen project delegated this to their partners, who 
effectively just added a HAL around the core Player.

"Flash could never compete with this kind of built-in performance."
Player 11.x on mobile supports hardware decode.

I could probably go on...

Tom

On 11/03/2013 12:10, Devesh Mishra wrote:
> Actually I am planning to develop mobile apps for Android, IOS & blackberry mobile
devices using Flex 4.5+
>
> I just gone through this article, and now I am not able to decide what to do ?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elena Geller [mailto:elena.geller@gmail.com]
> Sent: 11 March 2013 17:29
> To: users@flex.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Is really Flash dead on Android ?
>
> Do you develop Flash (swf) or mobile App ?
> Adobe doesn't support Flash for Android 4.1 and further (though, it works);
> Flash never worked on iOS; but, if you develop Apps, it isn't important for
> you.
>
>
> 2013/3/11 Devesh Mishra <Devesh.Mishra@mastek.com>
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Can you please update me on the same article ?
>>
>>
>> http://www.extremetech.com/computing/134551-why-flash-failed-on-android-and-what-it-means-for-adobe
>>
>> Please also let me know will adobe work with IOS & Black berry mobile
>> devices ?
>>
>> --
>> Thanks & Regards,
>> Devesh Mishra
>>
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