Just how bad is Flash on Android?
Pretty bad. In fact, if you’re thinking video, utterly unusable.
It’s like a bad joke, the Android browsing experience is already pretty clunky looking when you sit it next to the iPhone and the huge black rectangles jumping around the page 5 frames too late as it struggles to redraw really doesn’t help. Looks completely hacked in and half arsed, this is supposed to be Adobe’s flagship mobile product and this is the best they can deliver?
Apologist geeks in the comments are trying to justify that the videos should have been re-encoded but doesn’t that completely defeat the argument that Flash should have been on the iPhone? By that logic you are suggesting that video makers re-encode all their video, Adobe programs Flash for iPhone and Apple allows it on their phones just to save you reprogramming a video player… because that’s the only part of this chain which hasn’t had to be completely changed just to get that video to the device via Flash.
I’ll remember this video next time Shantanu Narayen spews forth more bullshit like the following
I think we’ve proven that the technology is not only suitable but it actually significantly enhances the value on these mobile devices.