Motorola Droid Maintenance Release Prelude to Android 2.1

Discussion in 'Android News' started by danDroid, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. TheCrusher

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    Yes, the facts you just pointed out were in fact two of the reasons I listed (and which you obviously didn't read) about why I believe the project has been dropped. To put it all differently, Adobe wouldn't take this long to release something that looked pretty good seven months ago.

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    About time! I have been waiting for the 2.1 release for the longest time.
     
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    There is no way that Verizon has any say or significant influence in whether or not Adobe releases flash for the Android OS.
     
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    Welcome to Verizon. They never, ever give a release date for anything. This is quite normal.
     
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    Adobe has no choice, they can't do it if Verizon doesn't let them.

    If Verizon thinks their network can't handle the demand, then they are very smart to kill it, without saying anything. People will keep buying droids on previous promises and future hopes, and Verizon never has to deal with a network that starts to fall apart and look as bad as AT&T.

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    For normal apps, this is largely true. But normal apps are written in Java (which is slow), and depend on the operating system's compiled libraries (which are fast) to make everything work.

    But to bring Flash to Android, it won't really cut it as a Java App. They'll need additional library support added to the operating system to get the speed they need from Flash.

    Verizon controls the final versions of Android that get installed, and so they have complete control over whether or not the Droid has the internal support that Flash will need.

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    I see where you are coming from. But flash is really the next big step in mobile technology and I think that verizon does have the network to support it. That is just my opinion I really dont know what it takes. But I think that if any network would want to take it on it should be verizon. Considering the openness they have had with android compared to some of the other phones that they have I think it will happen. But once again just my opinion.
     
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    Emteetu

    Does anyone know what Emteetu is?
     
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    I don't understand why you think it can't handle it... this is such a pointless discussion, youtube works on all the droids, and video even worked on my env touch... flash shouldn't offer much more of a challenge than that
     
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    Of course, I understand that.
    But what about what I said? I was talking about the Android OS, not the Droid in particular.

    Why can't Adobe release flash for Android? Verizon has nothing to do with Android or Adobe. Or am I missing something?
     
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    1000 people all spending 15 minutes a day watching youtube videos is a lot different than those same 1000 people spending two hours a day watching their favorite TV shows on hulu.

    tom