Adobe Officially Kills Flash for All Mobile Platforms

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    I am not super familiar with how flash and html5 work but what is the benefit of this and also what is the downside?
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    Flash is a plugin. So in order to use it you have to have it. With HTML5 it would just be there. No need to go and download anything else.

    Flash can be resource heavy and prone to security issues.

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    yeah, the security issues I am sure were a pretty big factor in the decision.

    I have heard while HTML5 may be easier on the user front, for the developer it requires a lot more coding as opposed to flash, I am sure we have enough tech people here to elaborate more than what my incredibly limited brain knows about it.
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    A lot of sites don't use HTML5, which is a huge drawback personally. I'm saving the Flash APK for future use.

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    The article states that the existing plugins for the Android and BlackBerry platforms will be given bug fixes and security updates, but further development will end. Does this have any ramifications for Ice Cream Sandwich? Will ICS and subsequent versions no longer be compatible with Flash?
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    I think within a year it simply won't matter as most major sites will move to HTML5... maybe I'm wrong, but that's the feeling I get - especially now after Adobe's announcing this.
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    Yeah essentially Adobe just put everyone on notice to start the transition now.
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    Sooo does that mean Skyfire is coming to android =O

    EDIT- it already is lol, so more people are gonna start using it now? I really liked dolphin browser hd

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    What even uses flash? Barely anything right? So how is battery drain even an issue? I could understand the security issues...

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    Websites use Flash. The idea, though, is apparently to have websites switch to HTML5.
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    I liked having Flash available because sometimes I would see a link to an interesting video on my Twitter and not be able to wait to get home to watch it. Hopefully, sites will switch quickly to HTML5.
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    Flash has always been a buggy, bloated mess. I never used it on my phone and don't really visit sites that use too much of it. Sucks for Android users who actually use it, but HTML5 is definitely the standard of the future.
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    So do the current mobile browsers support HTML5? Flash may be a plug in but with HTML5 you are still need a browser that understands the code be it flash or HTML5. Not sure what the real benefit is other then keeping web designers employed. LOL.
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    My point was that the vast majority of websites don't use flash so its a non-issue. I visit a flash site maybe once a month, doesn't hurt my battery one bit.


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    Personally, I think flash is annoying anyway

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    I shouldn't have to wait a year to access websites with video.

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    Yup.

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