May 3 2010

Mobile Browser Could Offer Flash Support

Browser maker Skyfire has recently released a mobile browser for Android that has pseudo-Flash support. It gives access to Flash videos by sending the content to cloud servers where the Flash is converted to HTML5 and then streamed back and is able to play on a mobile device.

Skyfire has said that it intends to make an iPhone version of the browser and submit it to the App Store. If the app is accepted, iPhone users will have Flash support for the first time ever. Apple has not allowed Flash support on its mobile devices so far and has said it does not intend to anytime soon.

Android is a lot more open to allowing Flash support, though users will have to wait for a firmware update later this year. Skyfire will help users who do not want to wait. The CEO of Skyfire has said that if Apple accepts his company’s app, then “Apple can get the best of both worlds.”

Via AfterDawn, image via Skyfire.

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  1. seo said:

    Again, Flash isn’t crashing a computer. In all my years, I’ve not once seen it. Crashing a browser, never on a PC, but I have seen it on Macs. The 3 times I have seen it on a Mac it was awful Flash programming.

    May 3rd, 2010 at 10:05 am
  2. sell college textbooks said:

    This is great that they are finally doing something about this. Now if they would only expand it to other smart phones, I want the android but I want to wait for the 2nd or 3rd gen.

    May 3rd, 2010 at 11:45 am

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