Is Steve Jobs Right? Should We Be Concerned with Flash on Mobile Devices?

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Adobe has promised to deliver Flash 10.1 Mobile to a number of smartphone platforms–Windows Mobile (and hopefully Windows Phones soon), Android, and webOS–and the now public feud with Apple is now intensifying after Flash’s notable absence from the iPhone and the recently announced larger screen tablet, the iPad. CEO Steve Jobs recently went on record with the Wall Street Journal to say that Flash technology is a battery hog. If that’s true–which we hope isn’t–that could mean that having the plugin enabled on your smartphone could mean reduced battery time. Citing flaws in the plugin as being a CPU hog–to effectively reduce battery time–and full of security holes, Jobs said “”We don’t spend a lot of energy on old technology.”

Jobs went on to comment that enabling Flash on the iPad would reduce the device’s time from 10 hours on a single charge to just 1.5 hours, which is 15% of the estimated battery life when used.

For more information about Flash 10.1, you can check out other pocketnow.com posts.

(via: Apple Insider)

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