Mobile Flash #Fail: Weak Android Player Proves Jobs Right

Mobile Flash Fail: Weak Android Player Proves Jobs Right:

“I was pleasantly surprised at how well Flash episodes of South Park streamed over 3G, until I realized that the site had detected that I was on my phone and was serving me a specially optimized non-Flash video player (like the YouTube app) instead.”

(Via Daring Fireball.)

That’s when you know the party is over.  It’s just the music hasn’t stopped playing.

Flash Crash!

Flash Crash!:

“This page exploits a bug that I reported to Adobe in September 2008, and has affected every release of Flash on every platform since then. Despite numerous email exchanges with the Flash product manager about the bug, the bug report being hidden from the public for ‘security’ reasons, and Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch’s claims otherwise, it continues to be an issue.”

Don’t click this page in a browser running anything critical. This is probably why we don’t have on have it on the iPhone.

UPDATE: A beta patch has been released.  Sunshine is the best disinfectant.