Feb 24 AT 11:31 PM Taylor Wimberly 8 Comments

Adobe responds to leaked ROMs and Flash 10.1 battery concerns

Remember that video from yesterday that showed Farmville running on the Nexus One? It was shared all over the web and many people bashed it for the poor performance they witnessed.

The video even caught the eye of Adobe and they felt a response was justified. In a post on the Flash Mobile Blog, they noted the leaked HTC Desire ROM actually included an alpha version of Flash Lite and not Flash Player 10.1.

The HTC Desire will eventually support Flash 10.1 when it is made available sometime in the first half of 2010 via an over the air update.

Adobe also took the chance to address the claim that Flash kills battery life on the Nexus One. To prove their point, they uploaded a 17 minute video to Vimeo and reported their tests show that “video can be played for well over 3Hours over WIFI from YouTube in H.264 (Baseline 1.2)”.

Battery Performance with Flash Player 10.1 on the Nexus One from Mark Doherty on Vimeo.

Source: Flash Mobile Blog

Taylor is the founder of Android and Me. He resides in Dallas and carries the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One as his daily devices. Ask him a question on Twitter or Google+ and he is likely to respond. | Ethics statement

    Most Tweeted This Week

  • http://Website Ben Tolmachoff

    If Flash really did kill battery life, Google wouldn’t allow it to be implemented. I’m not worried about it, and I only wish for an option to toggle it (it’s not always needed on websites).

  • http://intomobile.com blake

    I’m glad people are catching on, finally. I wrote an article a couple of days ago stating exactly this: it is not flash 10.1, but flash lite on the leaked Desire ROM.


    check it out.

    if you’ve used a hero, or a hero ROM with your g1, mytouch, whatnot, you would know that there its the same thing. If you wanted to see if it ran flash 10.1, try something that would require it! like, Hulu?

  • http://Website zuma

    But how come is getting released for Desire and not for the Nexus One?

    Hopefully it will be released for Nexus One too soon afterwards…

  • http://laptopmemo.com 13-Year-Old Gadget Blogger

    I actually never though that Flash would have any effects on the N1. Now we just have to blog and blog and blog until it comes out. Eventually.

  • http://Website Ryan Patterson

    They can play flash video for “over three hours”. How long can the native youtube app play video for? I bet the native app plays for a longer amount of time.

    • http://www.androidsfinest.com Jorge

      Some one should test that once an official version of flash is released.

  • http://www.kacaudah.com Buster Donoho

    I like what you guys are up too. This kind of clever work and exposure! Keep up the wonderful works guys I’ve included you guys to my own blogroll.

  • http://www.kacaudah.com Adrian Capicotto

    Hello there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my twitter group? There’s a lot of people that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Thanks