02/11/2010, 02:30 PM
The hullabaloo about Adobe Flash on this forum over the last few weeks has reached a deafening level. Personally, I am not looking forward to Adobe Flash whatsoever.
We need to manage our expectations for what this is going to really be. I could cite Apple's deliberate omission of Adobe's plug in from Mobile Safari as one example. That being said, I completely understand where the suspicion would come from in their true intent.
Is Flash really so resource intensive for mobile devices? or is Apple protecting their app store? The answer is probably both.
Don't believe me? Mozilla Firefox Mobile faq : Mobile FAQ
"On most Web pages that use the Adobe Flash plugin, the performance of the plugin didn't meet our standards, and the interactivity and performance of the entire Web page was negatively impacted. This was especially felt on pages with multiple instances of the plugin. "
I want to say here and now, Flash will run on WebOS devices sometime soon. The question is, will it run well?
I highly doubt it, and those who are singing the praises of Adobe's plugin coming to our Pre browser need to manage their expectations.