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Adobe Flash Lost the Last Chance to HTML5 in Windows 8 Bug Fixing

If newly-released Windows 8 tries to open a window for Adobe Flash, the application is ruining the window with security vulnerabilities. Shortly after Windows 8 made Adobe Flash a plug in for IE 10, the system surprising found itself busy fixing Windows 8 bugs caused by Adobe Flash. Meanwhile, major progress on HTML5 has been made and the finalized date of HTML5 has been unveiled. Consequently, as Adobe Flash lost its last change in Windows 8, HTML5 is establishing its dominance gradually.

Flash crashes in IE 10

As the dividing line between Adobe Flash and HTML5, the year 2012 not only witnesses the fall of Adobe Flash in digital market but also the progress HTML5 going popular. First rejected by The new iPad for being a vulnerable application, Adobe Flash then found itself rejected by Jelly Bean. Later, Google only desired to use it as a plug in for Chrome. After its quitting from Android market in August, Windows devices seemed to be the only savor for Adobe Flash. Later in September, Windows 8 changed its idea from rejecting Adobe Flash to using it as a plug in for IE 10.

In this test provided by Microsoft, Adobe Flash would maintain its influence if it had passed the test. However, as Windows 8 bug fixing moved on, Adobe Flash had lost the last change it could earn. Windows 8 intended to use Adobe Flash for the sake of users’ demand since the application still plays an important role in watching online videos or playing online games. However, after finding Adobe Flash only brought Windows 8 one security concern after another, Microsoft decided to use it as a temporary media player.

Luckily, while Adobe Flash is getting worse and worse, HTML5 is turning better and better. After Adobe Flash had lost its last change in Windows 8, it was a certain thing that HTML5 would begin a new era in Internet field. According to recent news, HTML5 will be finalized in 2014. In other words, HTML5 will be mature and powerful enough to replace Adobe Flash by 2014. Besides that, Adobe has also released Edge Tools for HTML5 development. It is the first big move executed by Adobe after it announced to switch its attentions from Adobe Flash to HTML5.

Edge Tools includes an interaction design tool, an inspection tool, a codec editor, a web design tool and a web font service, making it a favored choice to take full advantage of HTML5. Edge Tools will be provided for free in a short period and after that low-budget charge will be required for further using. Therefore, as Adobe Flash is declining, HTLML5 is stepping on its way to become an industry standard which users can make full of.

Mobile Market Demand Turns Right but Adobe Flash Turns Left

After Adobe announced its plan to cease the development program for Adobe Flash, the discussion of the death of Adobe Flash has never ceased. Though there are various alternative apps in the market, none of them are powerful enough. However, the market is eager to getting rid out of Adobe Flash. Therefore, one can sense interesting phenomena: mobile market demand turns right but Adobe Flash turns left. While mobile market demand for Flash is increasing, support to Adobe Flash Player is decreasing.

Adobe Flash Player

Mobile market is a sector that Adobe Flash Player never really cared before. Therefore, after making several mistakes, Adobe could do nothing but witness the fall of Adobe Flash Player in mobile market. However, it is not easy to drive Adobe Flash out of mobile market. For one thing, as an app exclusively designed for online video websites, Adobe Flash is the only choice for mobiles to get access to YouTube videos. For another, the rising of alternative apps like HTML 5 are not good enough to replace Adobe Flash.

With wide range of usage, someone asserted that Adobe Flash will remain popular. However, to his surprise, things completely went out of control. The truth is more and more mobiles, especially those favored ones, can’t wait breaking ties with Adobe Flash. It was iPhone that made the first attempt and other mobiles like Nokia phones and Android cells decided to follow suit. Adobe Flash also made its revenges by quitting Google Play. Therefore, at present, not only Jelly Bean mobiles fail to install Flash Player but also Gingerbread devices.

Contrary to the lessening mobile support to Adobe Flash, the market welcomes a rising demand for the same application. With the development of science and technology, mobile has turned out to be a mini version of computer. Without YouTube support, a device can’t name itself powerful multimedia tool. YouTube support can’t be achieved without Adobe Flash. Then market demand for Flash Player increases. At present, the mobile market is now in a situation where mobile support to Adobe Flash is downhill and requirement for Adobe Flash is rising.

For mobile makers, there are many reasons to reject Adobe Flash. It is brings security concerns, it is energy-consuming and it crashes quite often. However, there is one reason to support Adobe Flash and this one makes a difference. There are no alternative apps to satisfy users’ rising demand for Adobe Flash. Though Apple is working on a similar app, it is not available at present. HTML 5 has been a favored choice but never put into practice in a large scale. BBC had replaced Adobe Flash with Adobe Air in iPlayer but the power of the media player is still a myth. Therefore, Adobe Flash Player is still the best choice to meet user’s increasing demand.

Currently, mobile users want the function of Adobe Flash Player while makers are reluctant to provide them. As a result, when getting the latest mobile, users are trying to find ways to watch Flash on iPhone 5, install Adobe Flash on Jelly Bean devices or download YouTube videos with mobiles. To this extent, users are in great pains in the situation where Adobe Flash turns left and mobile market demand turns right. The only way to release the agony is to bring Adobe Flash back to the supporting list. However, this is not likely to happen.

Kindle Fire HD vs Google Nexus 7-A General Comparison in 15 Aspects

With the release of 7-inch Kindle Fire HD, the match of Kindle Fire HD vs Google Nexus 7 had started. As a latest Amazon tablet, the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD turns out to be the major threat to Google Nexus 7 in tablet market. Moreover, the releasing of Kindle Fire HD not only brings customers more inexpensive 7-inch tablets for selection but also a heating discussion over Kindle Fire HD vs Google Nexus 7. Therefore, to many customers, it is a happy trouble to choose between Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7.

Who will be the winner in the match between Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7? To answer it, one needs to make a general comparison between Google Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD. There are several advantages of comparing Kindle Fire HD with the Nexus 7. For one thing, one can easily find the advantages and disadvantages of those two tablets; for another, one can make his own judgment over Kindle Fire HD vs Google Nexus 7. Therefore, this post will compare Kindle Fire HD with Google Nexus in 15 aspects listed from A to O.

Kindle Fire HD vs Google Nexus 7

A for Adobe Flash: Both Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7 fail to support Adobe Flash. Google Nexus 7 rejects Adobe Flash with its system while Kindle Fire HD can’t get access to Adobe Flash Player after its quitting from Google Play in August. Therefore one needs to find ways to play Flash on Google Nexus 7 or watch Flash with Kindle Fire HD.

B for Battery: When it comes to Android devices, battery matters. The longer duration time a device gets, the more entertainment customers get. The battery of Kindle Fire HD can last for 11 hours while that of the Nexus 7 for 10 hours. Therefore, Kindle Fire HD wins over Google Nexus 7 in battery in a narrow margin.

C for Chip: Kindle Fire HD is equipped with dual core OMAP 4460 and Google Nexus 7 gains Quad-core Tegra 3. Though quad-core device seems to be more favored by customers, the dual core OMAP 4460 actually wins over quad-core Tegra 3 in performance. Therefore, in terms of chip, Kindle Fire HD is the real winner in the match of Kindle Fire HD vs Google Nexus 7.

D for Display: Both Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7 get 7-inch IPS screen. Therefore, in terms of display, the game between Kindle Fire HD and the Nexus 7 is a tie.

E for E-book: As a device backed by Amazon, the biggest e-book seller in the world, Kindle Fire HD can support the import of e-books in various formats including TXT/PDF/DOC/AA files. Comparing to Kindle Fire HD, Google Nexus 7 can support to none of those files without the support of corresponding apps.

F for Front Facer: Both 7-inch tablets are equipped with 1.2 megapixel front facer which can be used in video call.

G for GPS: What to do when getting lost in a strange place? The Nexus 7 users is lucky enough to refer to Google Earth and other GPS apps to find way out while Kindle Fire HD users may need to get a map for guidance. For travelers, Google Nexus 7 is more desirable.

H for High resolution: Both tablet gain a screen with a high resolution of “1280×800“.

I for IMDB: Kindle Fire HD uses the power of IMDb to bring Amazon’s exclusive X-Ray service to movies. That’s to say, users can get to know about the actors while watching a movie. For movie lovers, they will love Kindle Fire HD for this unique function.

J stands for Jelly Bean: similar to the comparison in O.

K stands for Keyboard: Both Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7 get virtual keyboards which are controlled with one click after another. To get physical keyboard, corresponding accessories are required.

L for Low Price: Google Nexus 7 is available in a low price of 199 dollars, so is Kindle Fire HD. However, with the same price, a Google Nexus 7 user gets an 8 GB device while a Kindle Fire HD user gets a 16GB tablet.

M for Micro SD: Both Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7 are designed without Micro SD slot so that users need to make full use of the internal storage.

N for Network Performance: Both Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7 support Wi-Fi connectivity. Actually, network performance is probably the greatest advantages Kindle Fire HD gains over Google Nexus 7. With dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi, Kindle Fire HD is even faster than The new iPad.

O for OS: Kindle Fire HD is running customized Android 4.0 while Google Nexus 7 is operating under Jelly Bean. Therefore, Google Nexus 7 seems to do better in incompatibility and some other aspects.

New Adobe Flash Flaw Stirs New Security Concern

The vulnerable Adobe Flash once again poses your computers at risk with a new Adobe Flash flaw. In recent days, after taking full advantages of the latest Adobe Flash flaw, a Word document named “iPhone 5 Battery” turns out to be a new menace for personal computers. Consequently, on seeing such document, delete it immediately instead of opening it. Otherwise, a backdoor known as Backdoor Briba, which will disguise an executable file downloaded from remote server as a GIF image, will be executed.

Adobe Flash Flaw

Actually, this is not the first time that hackers tried to attack personal computers via Adobe Flash flaws. In March, an Adobe Flash flaw known as CVE-2012-0779 made it easier for users to attack the computers via custom crafted emails with malicious attachments. In May, the vulnerability described as object confusion vulnerability enabled hackers to execute malicious code and even take control of the computer. Even though those Adobe Flash flaws were fixed with corresponding updates, doubts about the security of Adobe Flash have never ceased.

Just as the old saying, misfortune never comes singly. This year, Adobe Flash not only has to cope with those security vulnerabilities but also face rejections from various companies. After turned down by The new iPad for being a high-energy consuming but low-security concerning application, Adobe Flash was excluded from the supporting list of Android devices running Jelly Bean. Consequently, alternative applications are called for to help users play Flash on iPad or enjoy Flash on Google Nexus 7.

To some extent, Apple product accidentally plays an important role in the popularization of Backdoor Briba. Now as the releasing date of the long-rumored iPhone 5 is approaching, various iPhone 5 rumors were spread. As a consequence, any things related to iPhone 5 can easily stir people’s curiosity. By naming the Word document “iPhone 5 Battery”, the backdoor program gained more chances to be executed and spread. Therefore, not only Adobe Flash vulnerability is being employed by hackers this time but also people’s passion towards the latest Apple mobile, iPhone 5.

As the hit product of Apple, iPhone series has earned both profits and good reputation in recent years. As the latest member of iPhone series, iPhone 5 is rumored to be released in September along with the long-rumored iPad Mini. Though details about iPhone 5 remain unknown, one certain thing is that support for Adobe Flash on iPhone 5 won’t happen. Moreover, even though with improved security, Adobe Flash is not likely to regain its place for the rising of alternative applications.

As Jelly Bean Rejects, Adobe Flash Retreats

What has happened to Adobe Flash in 2012? The new iPad had turned it down; Android mobile running Android 4.1 had abandoned it and even Windows 8 only desired to provide limited support to it. Today, bad news for Adobe Flash spread that Adobe Flash would not be available on Google Play store from August 15. In other words, no more Adobe Flash for Android mobile users in the future.

No mobile Flash for Jelly Bean

For Android mobile users who have installed mobile version of Adobe Flash before August 15, they can continue to enjoy the fun provided by Adobe Flash. However, they may fail to receive updates to mobile Flash quite often or get brand new functions of mobile Flash after Adobe decides to put more focus on HTML 5 last year.

In 2011, Adobe Flash surprisingly decided to cease further researches on Adobe Flash Player and paid more attention on HTML 5. It also announced that support to Android system above Ice Cream Sandwich would not be excluded in its plan. After Android 4.1 was presented along with Google Nexus 7, Jelly Bean turned out to be a favored choice for popular Android devices. This is a potential reason that why Google Play store turned Adobe Flash down.

Adobe Flash started its support to mobile running Android 2.2 and ended its support to mobile running Android 4.0. Till now, above 98.5% mobile are running systems within this range. Among them, mobiles running Android 2.3 account for 60.6%. Moreover, Adobe Flash is a necessity to watch online videos or play online Flash games. Consequently, users need to figure out other ways to play Flash game on Android mobile when they have mobiles running systems out of the range or when they fail to install mobile Flash on time.

As the dominator in the market, why does Adobe Flash fall into sudden death? The rising of HTML 5 is one reason and the mistakes made by Adobe Flash is another. There are several reasons that had led to the fall of Adobe Flash. For one thing, Adobe never took mobile market seriously which made mobile Flash far less powerful than its computer version. For another, Adobe got a wrong market strategy in the beginning by pricing money on mobile Flash while providing Adobe Flash for free on computers.

Starting from the rejection from Google Play store, Flash as a ubiquitous video standard on the mobile web will gradually cease to exist. However, good news for Adobe is that Adobe Air is seeing a promising market. Adobe Air is mostly used to turn Flash game to APK game for Android devices.