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Flash Player’s Effect on Android 2.2 Browser Performance

Eric Slivka:

Furthermore, while the demonstration appears to show adequate ability to play Flash-based games, the browser’s ability to deal with Flash content on a fluid basis as integrated into a webpage seems less impressive. Flash elements lead to stuttering while scrolling and zooming on webpages with Flash content, and even resulted in a low memory warning requiring the tester to actively manage the currently open applications on the test device.

The solution is to turn on a setting that asks before loading Flash content — when enabled, the Nexus One running Android 2.2 is clearly a faster browser than a 3GS.

Monday, 24 May 2010