Adobe’s Flash Player 10.1 is too little, too late
From the time Apple CEO Steve Jobs Published an open letter in late April claiming that Adobe had yet to deliver a Flash Player running well on a mobile platform, there has been considerable interest on the Adobe’s much-hyped Flash Player 10.1.
The performance of Adobe’s Flash Player 10.1 has been evaluated on a number of different mobile devices, specifically focusing on how the multimedia player handles various content sources on the new Droid 2. Based on LAPTOP’s experience on the Droid 2, however, much still seems to be lacking.
Over three years after the launch of the original iPhone, it appears that Adobe has yet to find a way to deliver a quality Flash experience on mobile platforms. While the partial functionality Flash Player is currently capable of offering what might be of use to some, the numerous performance issues and incompatibilities are certainly unlikely to convince Apple to embrace the technology. And it seems reasonable to assume that the longer it takes Adobe to develop a smoothly-functioning Flash Player for mobile, the more sites will make the transition to HTML5 and other accessible standards, reducing demand for the player.