It appears that Apple’s decision to forgo Adobe Flash support on its handsets may have been justified.
Newteevee.com has put together a rather nice demonstration of Flash support on the Google Nexus One smartphone and the results were nothing short of bad, or “shockingly bad” as the reviewer put it.
Although the Nexus One features a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and the latest available version of Android, it was simply overwhelmed by non-optimized flash content.
The review found that it was practically impossible to watch proper Flash video on the platform. Sometimes the video wouldn’t load at all and sometimes it would just go tits up or forget to play audio.
The simple conclusion is that Flash support should not be viewed as a competitive advantage of Android devices over Apple toys.