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

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[quote name='Detection' timestamp='1352041251' post='595295991']
I haven't tried it, but there is an app in the marketplace called Flash for WP
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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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[quote name='RATiO' timestamp='1352041169' post='595295987'][list=1]
[*]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?
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[/quote][list=1]
[*]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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[quote name='RATiO' timestamp='1352041855' post='595296005']
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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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

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

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Adobe has discontinued development of Flash for all mobile devices.

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

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

[quote name='RATiO' timestamp='1352042943' post='595296033']
So will BBC/Channel 4/ITV switch their websites to HTML5 rather than flash? (hope so)
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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*

[i]Glassed Silver:mac[/i]

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

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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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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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[quote name='mdtaUK' timestamp='1352043286' post='595296049']
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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Exactly, and I'd rather have less content via HTML5 than see that bullcrap (DRM) spread even more.

[i]Glassed Silver:mac[/i]

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[quote name='Glassed Silver' timestamp='1352054427' post='595296491']
Exactly, and I'd rather have less content via HTML5 than see that bullcrap (DRM) spread even more.

[i]Glassed Silver:mac[/i]
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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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[quote name='pack34' timestamp='1352063103' post='595296765']


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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I said less content via HTML 5.

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

GS:ios

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No.

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