Is flash Software or hardware

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hpye, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Hpye macrumors 6502

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    When apple didn't include flash in ios devices
     
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  3. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    It is a battery and resource hog.
     
  4. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    It's Software. Apple believes the poor performance, buggy nature and terrible battery life make it worthless on mobile platforms. Adobe just killed mobile Flash, so apparently they agree
     
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  6. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    However, the hard disk inside your iOS device is a flash memory drive, which is nothing to do with Adobe.
     
  7. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Well the memory inside is flash. By definition flash is not a hard disk.
     
  8. Hpye thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Does it means third party browser can easily put flash plug in in their app?
     
  9. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Flash is an Adobe software product that brought hardware to its knees.

    You don't want it.
     
  10. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    If it could be (regardless of being 'easily done') it would have obviously been done. So, to answer your question: no.
     
  11. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Adobe doesn't support mobile flash anymore so I don't think so. You can try Skyfire broswer though.
     
  12. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Not exactly. While technically feasible, the restrictions Apple puts on app store submissions makes it impossible for a developer to include it in their app. Now that said there are a few browsers which get around these restrictions by running flash on a remote server rather than the device itself.
     
  13. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    I always wondered why Flash never appeared on Cydia if it was such a highly desired product on iOS
     
  14. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

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    Because Flash Player is closed source.
     

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