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IPAD and flash player

by lsyrek / May 31, 2011 6:50 AM PDT

When I visit my usual sites on my IPAD I get a message that I need to upgrade my flash player. When I click on the upgrade button, I get a message that my device does not allow flash player. Does this mean that I won't be able to visit these sites? How do I get flash player for my IPAD. Thank you for your responses.
LSyrek

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There is nothing to stop you visiting these sites,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 31, 2011 6:57 AM PDT
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you just won't be able to view the flash content of them.

There is no good Flash player for the iPad, Adobe still has not been about to come up with a Flash player that does not eat the resources of any mobile device.

If you read the reviews of those tablets that do have Flash, you will find that it is not that good.

Until Adobe come up with a decent player, there will be no Flash on the iPhone, iPod or iPad

P

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Wrong!
by ashparkcity1 / June 19, 2011 12:35 PM PDT

I have an iPad 2 (I am responding on it now) as well as an Android phone (the EVO Shift) I have never encountered a Flash video that would not play well on my phone, and there is no noticeable battery drain. This issue is why I sold my iPhone 4 and switched to the EVO. I do not regret it, as the iPhone just has too many limitations. I can also carry a spare battery, and I do, because all current smartphones have poor battery life.

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Let me share my tablet experience.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 31, 2011 7:06 AM PDT
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So far, so good with my Nook Color with a customized Android installed from http://mrm3.net/nook-color-experimental-gingerbreadcm7-fix-for-sleep-of-death/

It's very good to excellent running the web browser with flash content. In fact so good some may forget what was the big deal.

Imagine that no one sells such a tablet as this. Remember that I had to get the tablet then go install the OS.

Shades of Windows.
Bob

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???
by birdmantd Forum moderator / May 31, 2011 9:46 AM PDT

Bob,

How does you post help the OP with the iPad and Flash Player ??

It is unfortunate that Apple and Adobe are not cooperating to make it work on the iPad though.

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It shows the current state of affairs.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 31, 2011 9:52 AM PDT
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"If you read the reviews of those tablets that do have Flash, you will find that it is not that good."

My experience is counter to that but then again it's not something you can buy at a store!
Bob

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More Apple than Adobe
by practical-consumer / June 19, 2011 3:31 PM PDT
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Apple and Abode have been partners for years with photoshop, ect. Adobe did have iPhone support before they shipped Flash CS5, but Apple threatened to place an update for all iOS devices that would make it not play flash CS5 products, because they claimed it would eat too many system resources and bad battery life. Adobe took the feature out shortly before the release of CS5. Read it in Life Hacker about a few months ago.

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Sorry man
by practical-consumer / June 19, 2011 3:26 PM PDT
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Apple has it so Flash doesnt work on iPads, iPhones. So you cant do it. Rumor has it that they did it because of App store sales. Why would you buy an app if it is free on the internet. Others think its because flash is becoming an outdated technology so they dont feel its worth it. Either way you can't play flash without Jail braking it.

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No Flash will ever be supported on iPad, iPhone
by FrdBr / July 1, 2011 1:12 PM PDT
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I asked this question directly after first getting my iPad and an Apple rep told me they would never support Flash because it crashes systems and clogs them too much.

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