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We all know how much love or should I say hatred Apple has for Adobe. The makers of Flash have given Cupertinos one more reason to love them as they have unveiled FlashTime, a P2P video chatting feature which some might say a mimicry of FaceTime, Apple’s WiFi based video chat system. Video demo follows after the jump.
XDA community is one hacking community that I will always love. Not only me, many of you folks out there love them as well and why you shouldn’t they have been source of quite a huge and impressive list of hacks which makes your cell phone experience all the more enjoyable. So what’s the latest achievement of this genius group? They have managed to bring Adobe Flash to HTC Evo 4G and that too without the presence of Froyo.
Just now we informed you about Steve Jobs lengthy open letter expressing the reasons that led to Apple’s rejection of Adobe Flash for their iPhone platform. A reply was expected and a reply is what we got. Details after the break.
Google and Adobe have becomes partners as a result of which Google Chrome will now become pre-installed with Flash Player. This partnership comes with the Californians looking to improve the Flash Player experience for Chrome. Google Chrome developer channel will kick off things by integrating with the Flash player. The global roll-out of this functionality will take place as soon as possible.
Back in January, Steve Ballmer announced HP Slate, Microsoft’s answer to iPad. To be fair HP Slate offers one thing which iPad falsely claims to provide – complete web browsing experience which of course includes playing Flash games, viewing Flash videos and more. As a matter of fact, HP has shared a video which shows Adobe Flash and Air running on the Windows 7 powered Tablet. A promo video has been made available as well. Videos after the jump.
The days of Steve Jobs cursing and expressing his deep hatred for Flash are far from over. Apparently the Apple CEO is looking for companions in its anti-Flash campaign with Wall Street Journal being one of them. Gawker’s reports discloses Jobs asking WSJ to drop Flash for the iPad, while meeting with the news corporation in New York. This time he had more words in its vocabulary to reveal the ugly side of Flash as he called it a CPU Hog and a source of security holes.
SkyFire 1.5 was launched a couple of days back for Windows Mobile phones. Claimed as the greatest SkyFire browser yet, this latest update brings support for full screen, improved touch-screen experience, higher resolution screen and much more. With version number 126.96.36.19920, it supports both touch (PPC) and non-touch screens (SMP).(Features, enhancements and tour video included below)
(Image credit: WMExperts)
One of the highlights during last week’s PDC event was Silverlight 4 Beta. During the Silverlight note, it was mentioned that Silverlight streaming is now available and working on iPhone. Well we got more on that. For starters, Microsoft worked with Apple and got the approval from its rival regarding the iPhone streaming functionality. This doesn’t mean that Silverlight plug-ins for Safari are on the way. (The following paragraphs describe how Silverlight streaming works for iPhone)
During the course of last year, Google took an initiative and started crawling and indexing Flash content. In relation to that, Google has made an announcement which essentially strengthens the Flash Indexing capabilities. The announcement declared that from now on Google will be indexing external resource loading. In simpler terms, Google would now be indexing external content that loads within an SWF file and associate that indexed content with the particular file, so that it may appear in the search results.
Janis Stipins at Google’s Webmaster Central Blog shed light on what Google can now do with the added 0n capability. Whenever a Google encounters SWF files, it will:
- Index textual content displayed as a user interacts with the file. We click buttons and enter input, just like a user would.
- Discover links within Flash files.
- Load external resources and associate the content with the parent file.
- Index sites scripted with AS1, AS2 and AS3 even if the ActionScript(AS) is obfuscated.
In regards to AS3, Stipin said:
The ActionScript version isn’t particularly relevant in our Indexing process, so we support older versions of AS in addition to the latest.
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Adobe Flash Player is a cross-platform browser plug-in that delivers breakthrough Web experiences to over 98% of Internet users. There are many questions arising among tech-gurus, one of them is why flash 10 is still not there on iPHONE. Adobe announced at the GSMA Mobile World Congress that it will make the full version of its Flash Player available for all devices by next year.
The full Flash Player 10 will be available on smartphones, Windows Mobile, Google’s Android, Nokia S60/Symbian, and the new Palm operating systems.
Adobe has worked for years on a lightweight manifestation of its Flash technology for mobile phones. Adobe executives said that about 40 percent of all phones that are shipped today use this version of its technology.
But, as Flash Lite doesn’t support for the same functionality as what is available on the Flash 10 version of the technology, mobile users are missing out.
Anup Murarka, director of Technology Strategy and Partner Development for Adobe said about the iPhone:
“We would love to see it on the iPhone, too… But it’s Apple’s decision on when and how they support any new technology. So we will continue to work on it.”
Adobe’s CEO Shantanu Narayen has commented at the World Economic Forum in Davos,Switzerland, earlier this month that the company has had technical difficulties finding a working version of Flash for the iPhone.
Narayen told Bloomberg Television:
“It’s a hard technical challenge, and that’s part of the reason Apple and Adobe are collaborating, the ball is in our court.”
Flash 10 incorporation in iPhone will be a great success for Adobe because it is not supported yet.