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#1 RATiO

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 14:59

Hi I got a HTC Radar running WP 7.5 the other day and was wondering a few things..

Will it ever see an update to WP8?
Will flash ever come to WP7?
Will BBC iPlayer/4oD/ITV Player ever work on WP7?

All I know so far is that I will be getting WP 7.8 very soon -but is that then it? No WP8 ever with all the new apps etc?

Even if no offcial WP8 update, is it possible for a custom/ported WP8 rom to run on it?

(Sorry if stupid questions, I'm a WP noob)


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:00

I haven't tried it, but there is an app in the marketplace called Flash for WP

#3 OP RATiO

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:10

I haven't tried it, but there is an app in the marketplace called Flash for WP

I looked all over market, could only find an offline flash file player, not an internet flash video streamer which is what I'm really after

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:15

  • Will it ever see an update to WP8?
  • Will flash ever come to WP7?
  • Will BBC iPlayer/4oD/ITV Player ever work on WP7?
  • All I know so far is that I will be getting WP 7.8 very soon -but is that then it? No WP8 ever with all the new apps etc?
  • Even if no offcial WP8 update, is it possible for a custom/ported WP8 rom to run on it?

  • No
  • No
  • Probably Not
  • 7.8 has the new start screen, maybe new lock screen, and 7.5 apps will probably still be made
  • No idea about ported ROMs - Windows CE and Windows 8 are very different OS's


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:23

I looked all over market, could only find an offline flash file player, not an internet flash video streamer which is what I'm really after


Ah right, maybe that was what I saw, it had the red flash logo as its own logo, like I say I never tried it though

#6 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:26

I'd say no. Flash is going the way of the dodo and being replaced with HTML5.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:27

Adobe has discontinued development of Flash for all mobile devices.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:29

So will BBC/Channel 4/ITV switch their websites to HTML5 rather than flash? (hope so)

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:30

I think you'll have to wait till hell freezes over.
I heard that's the estimated release date... :p

So will BBC/Channel 4/ITV switch their websites to HTML5 rather than flash? (hope so)

Probably not anytime soon, as right now only Flash or Silverlight (so in other words: plugin technologies) allow for the "protection" of their content. *sigh*

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:32

I'd say a no to every single one of those question, unfortunately.

#11 mdtaUK

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 15:34

The BBC will not be supporting HTML 5 video, until the W3C can implement some kind of DRM mechanism in it

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 16:55

My Windows Phone is a surrogate mobile device, so I don't see why it should support computer technologies that belongs elsewhere like Flash.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 18:40

The BBC will not be supporting HTML 5 video, until the W3C can implement some kind of DRM mechanism in it

Exactly, and I'd rather have less content via HTML5 than see that bullcrap (DRM) spread even more.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 21:05

Exactly, and I'd rather have less content via HTML5 than see that bullcrap (DRM) spread even more.

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Streaming services such as Netflix can not, and will not, be able to exist without some form of DRM. It just isn't going to happen for obvious reasons.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:40

Streaming services such as Netflix can not, and will not, be able to exist without some form of DRM. It just isn't going to happen for obvious reasons.

I said less content via HTML 5.

They can keep their Flash and continue offering apps. :p

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