Sean Hollister, for Engadget:
First off, you don’t absolutely need a dual-core phone to take
advantage of Flash 10.2 — Adobe VP Danny Winokur told us, and we
confirmed in testing, that there are slight performance
improvements on earlier devices too. With our trusty Droid 2’s
1Ghz OMAP3 chip, we saw a slight but noticeable boost in
framerate when playing a YouTube trailer at 480p, which
admittedly only took took that particular video from
“unwatchable” to merely “fairly jerky.”
With the Tegra 2-toting Motorola Xoom, however, 480p videos ran
perfectly smooth, even as the tablet had trouble rendering 720p
content as anything but a series of images.
However, Adobe says even that will change soon, as this beta
release doesn’t take advantage of full hardware acceleration —
it’s actually turned off right now.
When will Flash not suck? The answer is always “soon”.
★ Friday, 18 March 2011