Opera Software: 'Flash makes little sense for video'

Posted: May 6, 2010 in Apple - MAC, Computer, Gadgets, iPhone/iPad
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Opera Software has thrown its hat in the ring on the great Adobe Flash v. Apple, iPhone and the need for open standards debate, urging Adobe to embrace open web standards.

“At Opera we say that the future of the web is open web standards and Flash is not an open web standards technology,” said Opera’s product analyst Phillip Grønvold. He indicates Opera will continue to support Flash, which does have its purposes for “dynamic content”.

However, for video, “Flash as a video container makes very little sense for CPU, WiFi battery usage etcetera – you can cook an egg on [devices] once you start running Flash on them and there’s a reason for that.” These reasons include . . .[read]


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