“Adobe’s launch of Flash 10.1 for Android is almost single-handedly responsible for slowing down the experience of the browser and the Android phone themselves, early adopters have discovered in a test,” Electronista reports.
“While Flash is installed, the browser on a Nexus One is slower to load content than both an iPhone and an HTC HD2,” Electronista reports. “Android 2.2 is significantly faster without the plugin, but the OS with Flash installed bogs down PocketNow’s phone to where it produces a low memory error after visiting only a few websites.”
Electronista reports, “The plugin is still in a beta stage and has room for optimization, but some of the slowdown can be attributed to Flash itself.”
PocketAndroid 2.2 (Froyo) Web Browser Speed Test:
Direct link to video via YouTube here.
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Unsurprisingly, lazy Adobe fails yet again. Some advice for the ingrates at Adobe: Spend less time whining and more time coding HTML5 tools, bitches.
[Update: 1:44pm EDT: Added “the ingrates at” in Take as per TheMacAdvocate’s request.]
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]