Flash on Android 3.0 Isn’t Ready
Engadget reported yesterday that Motorola’s Xoom tablet would initially ship without Adobe Flash 10.1, which has been a marquee feature leading up to the launch. I wondered if the delay was specific to Xoom, or to the new Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” OS. Macworld has noted an Adobe blog post that answers the question: it’s late for Honeycomb, and it’ll be ready “within a few weeks.”
Until then, we have a product that can’t view its own website. And people still ask, with a straight face, why Flash isn’t on iOS.
Short, astute and to the point.
Another story has this to say:
Flash is largely old news. Most things Flash is used for have already been re-optimized for tablets. But if you make it a headline feature for your new device, and can’t deliver until a vague future date, then it’s a little embarrassing. But not, I suspect, as embarrassing as the battery life of a tablet with Flash enabled.