Plenty has been said about mobile devices and Adobe Flash, with the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs famously slamming Adobe in an open letter that outlined the numerous reasons why Apple refuses to support Flash web elements in browsers on iOS devices. Jobs claimed Flash was "unstable", and that it "sapped battery life".
Regardless, Android-powered devices continue to be compatible with Adobe's Flash technology, allowing users to interact with web content, play games and watch video. But it's also the way most websites power animated advertising and it can be a strain on the processing power of phones, especially lower powered,.
If you want to speed up your web browsing experience on your Android smartphone, switching the browser's Flash settings to "on-demand" will make a noticeable difference to the load times of full-sized web pages. Testing this out on a few of our favourite desktop websites, including cnet.com.au, we saw a speed improvement of about 20 per cent.
Also, don't forget to choose mobile versions of your favourite sites where possible. Most web pages will automatically direct you to the mobile version when the page detects a mobile browser, but if it doesn't, try replacing the "www" in the address with an "m" and see what happens.