Does Flash's presence somehow disable any standards-based features?
"Although the Flash plugin is now relatively mature on Android smartphones and works largely as expected on handsets, its transition to tablets hasn't been entirely smooth."
"We tested several different kinds of Flash content on the Tab 10.1, including streaming video, games, and interactive Flex applications. The performance of Flash content was generally acceptable, aside from some slight lag that we noticed occasionally during video streaming and graphically intensive games."
"Adobe's track record with mobile Flash is spotty and the company hasn't been able to deliver a consistently good Flash experience for its tablet partners. Despite working closely with RIM in a high-profile partnership, Adobe's port of Flash to the BlackBerry Playbook was abysmally poor at launch. Adobe also let down Motorola by failing to make Flash ready for the Xoom in time for the tablet's release...
"Embedded Flash elements in webpages do tend to slow page scrolling, however, especially on sites with a lot of Flash content. This situation isn't nearly as bad on the Tab 10.1 as it was on the Playbook, but it was still noticeable during use.
"The Honeycomb browser has an option in the "Advanced" section of its settings panel to switch browser plugins into an "on-demand" mode. This mode, which works much like popular Flash-block browser add-ons, makes embedded Flash elements in webpages display a placeholder instead; they won't actually load unless one of the elements is tapped. This feature largely fixes the power and performance problems that result from Flash."
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