04-21-2010 8:46 AM
Yeah, I saw that. A little disappointing - but as I've been a iPhone user in 2008 I have found that I really don't need flash.
Flash games would not be fun playing through safari, no sound - bad controls - etc. The only issue I have is when websites use it for their primary content. Other then that, I found I can live quite well without flash.
The reason I'm disappointed is because the two companies couldn't come up with a better idea. Some better way to implement it, or something like that. Who knows, if its a big hit with Android; Apple may think again.
04-21-2010 8:49 AM
04-22-2010 6:48 AM
The big downside to this is that our choices for streaming video will be limited for some time to come.
Choice is not limited in any way...so long as you CHOOSE to accept the options that Steve (GOD) Jobs gives you!
04-22-2010 7:37 AM
A Hulu app for the iPad (and presumably the iPhone) is in the works. Flash is garbage, not a choice. There is no "mobile" version of the forthcoming Flash Player 10.1. It's basically the desktop version on a phone, requiring enormous amounts of processing power and draining batteries stunningly quickly. There was a video of a Nexus One running Flash and its battery dropped 25% in 10 MINUTES. By the time you finish watching that episode of Glee, your phone is smoked.
04-22-2010 10:40 AM
Your choice is limited by what the site owner gives you. If they only offer Flash, they do so knowing their site can't be viewed by people who don't have Flash.
This video plays fine on an iPhone.