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Google's Andy Rubin on Android, Flash Support.

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by bobukcat, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. bobukcat

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    This is a pretty entertaining read as he talks about open versus proprietary systems and takes a couple shots at Apple, even comparing them to North Korea and throwing a little smack about the leaked iPhone at the end.

    Probably the biggest news is that he confirms Flash 10.1 will work on the next Android build "Froyo". :hurah:

    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/27/googles-andy-rubin-on-everything-android/
     
  2. BubblePuppy

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    That is very good news. Thanks for link. Now I'm waiting for Google to adopt the RIM model in email handling, that will go a long way in making Android the must have OS. Oh and intergrated spellchecking. :)
     
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    If you just tipe thingz correctly the furst tyme, you dont need 2 worrie bout spelcheking. :)

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  4. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

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    :lol: Or just Skinknee down mi phat fingers. :D
     
  5. bobukcat

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    This thing keeps getting more entertaining! Today Jobs issues a lengthy statement on Flash and disses it for being "closed". HOLY IRONIC STATEMENT BATMAN!! :eek2: The automotive equivalent of this would be Ford ripping Toyota for the Lexus roll-over issue! ;)


    Adobe's Rubin counters that it's all a smokescreen and that if Macs crash is because of problems with OS X, not Flash. We could put these two on "Divorce Court" and get some pretty good drama going.

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/29/adobes-ceo-jobs-flash-letter-is-a-smokescreen-for-cumberso/

    On another note, the Skyfire Browser 2.0 Beta that released for Android today brings Flash support (by converting is server-side and sending to the device as HTML5) and a very nice all around browser in general. I've been using it all day and so far it's my new favorite on my Moto Droid.
     
  6. dpeters11

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    When Steve says something is not happening, it usually does. He then just says that unlike everyone else that did it before, they did it right.
     
  7. BattleZone

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    Sure, Flash is "closed", but as you said, coming from the King of closed systems (Mac), Jobs really doesn't have the high ground on this one.

    We can all understand that Flash has several issues, and that eventually we'd all like to see HTML5 (or some other open standard) replace it, but the fact is that TODAY, nearly all of us use Flash, and we need Flash support in order to get full use out of the web. That may change eventually, and if so, fine, but for now, we need Flash support on all platforms.
     

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