3 OctiPhone Development, iPhone News | No Comment
Adobe has got a Flash player in the works for the iPhone 3G, but Apple is still lukewarm on the idea. Let’s find out why.
A Flash application can lead to performance issues on a computer, and even worse on a smartphone: Crash Boom Bang. Professional Flash developers, however, can do things with Flash that will make anyone enthusiastic about the technology.
Microsoft will make the jump with the Internet Explorer Mobile 6 - to be released soon – which will come with an Adobe Flash plug-in. The HTC Touch Pro (coming to Sprint soon) benefits from a nice hardware performance increase, and should be able to handle Adobe Flash fairly well. Additionally, the HTC Touch HD will be released later this year combining the same hardware capabilities with a massive high-resolution display.
The iPhone 3G and Safari Mobile could be stuck at status quo for a while though, despite the fact that Adobe is keen on seeing Flash support being rolled out. As long as one of Apple’s main-selling points is stability and the iPhone 3G didn’t come with the hardware capabilities most people believed it would offer, Flash may actually turn the whole Safari browsing experience into a state where “EDGE only” would be considered to be nitpicks. Of course, it would be easy to turn off Flash in a browser, but “Freedom to choose” wasn’t an Apple trademark last time we checked.