Adobe pulling plug on flash for mobile....

Discussion in 'Mobile Devices' started by OUTL4W, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. OUTL4W

    OUTL4W Member

  2. Abe Froeman

    Abe Froeman Gamer Dad Staff Member Enforcer Team

    That doesn't seem like a good decision.
  3. x3sphere

    x3sphere Administrator Staff Member Enforcer Team

    Apple dealt a big blow to Adobe when it decided not to support Flash on the iPhone/iPad.

    Besides, a lot of Flash apps are CPU-heavy and bog down your phone. HTML5 is bound to replace Flash eventually, this is just accelerating the process. Adobe sees the end is in sight and is diverting its resources elsewhere.
  4. FrozenIpaq

    FrozenIpaq Justin B / Supp. Editor Staff Member Enforcer Team

    Not a fan of it either but it does make logical sense. Apple has pushed many sites into developing HTML5 alternatives to their flash content and is accessible to mobile platforms. Also flash performance on a mobile device, particularly on a small screen, is still not to the desktop-level that we've come to anticipate from the advancements in technology. Sure flash plays well on mobile now but how many times do you find yourself using it? I for one disable flash, primarily to reduce the load on my phone when loading up webpages.

    The only useful application of flash is on tablets and desktops, other than that the experience is poor on other devices
  5. LocutusEstBorg

    LocutusEstBorg Contributor

    I need flash since porn sites want you to pay for the mobile version.
  6. OUTL4W

    OUTL4W Member

    [Censored] <-- Come on no explicit links
  7. eldiablov

    eldiablov Contributor

    What? Why? As long as it's declared NSFW what's the problem? Are we running a children's forum here?
  8. FrozenIpaq

    FrozenIpaq Justin B / Supp. Editor Staff Member Enforcer Team

    Explicitly linking to pornographic sites without proper warning (implied but not tagged) is unacceptable in my book. We do have underage users and do not allow such links
  9. OUTL4W

    OUTL4W Member

    Oopsy...sorry bout that.....

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