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Flash On Windows 8 Tablets! Faster Finally, But Is It Still Needed?

Written by Kres Harrington. Posted in News, Windows

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Published on September 19, 2011 with No Comments

For a while consumers have waited for Flash to be just as fuctional on their mobile devices as their PC, which just hasn’t happened. Sure Android and the soon to be bought WebOS both have Flash capabilities but in all reality it isn’t the same.

Adobe had been trying to implement a workable mobile version of Flash for years, but unsuccessfully. Windows in the mean time has been busy building their mobile capabilities bridging their mobile and desktop worlds. At the BUILD Conference Microsoft’s Steve Sinofsky suggested an end to the need for Flash as the known need today, “For the web to move forward and for consumers to get the most out of touch-first browsing, the Metro style browser in Windows 8 is as HTML5-only as possible, and plug-in free. The experience that plug-ins provide today is not a good match with Metro style browsing and the modern HTML5 web.”
Not out of the picture quite yet Adobe has reached their goal, confirming the next version of Windows will support work built on its  web publishing platform. Windows 8 PCs and tablets with x86 or ARM processors will support the platform, although in desktop mode. The version of Internet Explorer 10 built for that interface will play nicely with Flash. Which is good news to those comfortable using Windows. Using new Metro UI, lacking plug-in support,will be out of luck as far as Flash goes. Adobe clearly doesn’t their relationship with Windows to sour, working in the HTML5 world and building Flash-like apps using Air for the Metro interface assures a long lasting relationship with Windows 8. Thanks to Qualcomm and the dual core Snapdragon processor here’s Flash running in Windows 8, in other words, Flash On Windows 8 Tablet:

Windows 8 has been featured on our site recently from developers to enhancements. We also have a comparison video, iPad 2 iOS5 versus Windows 8. Bookmark our site and be sure to visit for the latest tablet news.

Source: osnews engadget

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