Should Windows Phone Get Support for Flash?


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norseman

I for one can see users that want to be able to playback tv/movies through portals that don't have html5 support yet.

I know for a fact that I am one.

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M_Lyons10

Honestly, on WP7, I've yet to come across a video online that I can't play... So I'm not sure if this is something Microsoft architected into WP7 or what, but I see no need to add Flash support in browser personally. I'm happy with clicking on a video and the player starting full screen. I actually like that a good deal better.

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firey

I honestly don't know what websites people are going to constantly that are flash-based and are leading people to clamor for it on their mobile. The only flash I ever see is in the form of annoying ads and I can do without those while mobile browsing.

I go to youtube on my phone quite a bit. That's a flash based site, there are also a few apps (ie the big brother live cam app) that requires flash installed.

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lalalawawawa

I go to youtube on my phone quite a bit. That's a flash based site, there are also a few apps (ie the big brother live cam app) that requires flash installed.

Youtube works fine here without Flash.

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Geoffrey B.

so long as flash is still widely used it should be on any device that states it can browse the web. However, i would rather flash died as a standard

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KingCrimson

Once Youtube and Hulu are completely on HTML5 that's the death knell of Flash.

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Melfster

A lot of sites are are moving to HTML5. Flash on Android is horrible. If you really need flash just use Windows.

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damien1981

i would say HTML 5 too. flash on droid is buggy. kills batt as well. not to mention haas a lot of security holes.

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duh

Since I decided on WP7 as my next phone. I do want flash on it. However I don't see much practical use to it. Maybe YouTube or stuff. But nothing much more.

As said above I'm more hoping for HTML 5 to catch on. All those flash ads made me hate flash. But knowing it's there if I do need it is nice.

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M_Lyons10

I use YouTube on my WP7 and have absolutely no problem. Glad is really not necessary. I've not visited a single site in which I needed it.

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Owen W

Flash is coming to WP7. Either in Mango final or Tango.

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migo

Ugh. I was hoping lack of support for it would force it to die.

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Julius Caro

Adobe should be responsible for supporting flash support, with microsoft providing access to APIs or whatever is required for the thing to work. I hate flash, but I guess having the on-demand choice on android is useful for some.

I for one can see users that want to be able to playback tv/movies through portals that don't have html5 support yet.

I know for a fact that I am one.

will the battery even last that long?

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SoyoS

Flash is coming to WP7. Either in Mango final or Tango.

Flash isn't coming to Windows Phone 7, be that Mango, Tango, or Apollo.

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Southern Patriot

I couldn't care less if my HD7 ever gets Flash support. As others have said, the only place I ever run into a site that needs Flash is one trying to push ads to me, which I'd rather not see anyway, so no huge loss for me. About the only other place I see it used is some older porn streaming sites, but even most of them are supporting newer technologies now.

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+LogicalApex

Now that YouTube is working fine on Windows Phoen 7 (come Mango) in the browser with HTML5 video support we have to look at Flash and go "meh why bother?"

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+NJ Louch

How does BBC iPlayer deliver it's video? That for me is the clincher

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McKay

How does BBC iPlayer deliver it's video? That for me is the clincher

Adobe Air I believe.

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~Johnny

How does BBC iPlayer deliver it's video? That for me is the clincher

FLV files, though they also provide MP4 streams for the iPhone and WMV downloads.

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