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Flash on the Xoom not too exciting yet

Technologizer gadget guru Harry McCracken gave the beta version of flash for Android tablets a spin on his Motorola Xoom. The results were less than fabulous, as other have found. So far, the anti-flash mobs are ruling the day and crowing victory. Should get more interesting over the enxt few months, particularly once hardware-based acceleration shows up. Harry concludes:

All in all, it seems to be a version of Flash that works some of the time but not always, and not always well. That’s not, um, ideal. Neither is the fact that Flash isn’t available at all on the iPad. But the lure of Apple’s audience has prompted plenty of companies to make Flash-based stuff work on iOS devices in one way or another–I can get Hulu (Plus), Bloggingheads, and Bejeweled on the iPad. And they all work reliably.

We’ll know that Flash Player for Android makes sense when having it is clearly better than not having it…

Technologizer, March 18, 2011

Posted by Aaron Pressman

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