When Android was released some time ago, one of the features that caught a lot of attention was the possibility that he would support natively sites programmed in Flash. The time was passing and just Flash support also being discarded in favor of HTML5, a better and more modern language, mainly for multimedia sites. Only that there are still many sites on the web that need the Flash to work. But how to do this on Android?
First of all let’s explain a bit about what exactly is the Flash.
Flash is a vector animation software, originally designed to create animations for display on web pages. Vector graphics are ideal for the web because they are light. During the releases of new versions of Flash, Macromedia flash did more and more controllable via programming, where they have positioned themselves as a competitor to the HTML language for building interactive web sites and applications, such as e-commerce store. Macromedia argues that Flash is the way to go, rather than HTML because of the following reasons:
- Flash movies load faster and save on download time because the Flash is vector based while HTML is not;
- The flash has a smart cache for movies, making it unnecessary to be refilled;
- Flash gives the user more responsive answer.
Based on legalarmist, flash pages can be made to load faster, but most of the time, in the way they are designed, in the real world, that doesn’t happen. This is not a problem of Flash, it’s more a matter of Flash developers going nuts with Flash movies.
The HTML store pages as well, since the images are downloaded, they are kept in the cache of your browser. The images are then used the find instead of being downloaded from the server again.
Before you can use the Flash in an Android device, you can use the Firefox Mobile browser and follow some basic instructions for its operation.
In the application, to activate the Flash, you will have to click the video on the site in order to make it work. This is a security measure that prevents malicious Web sites from installing viruses or to access sensitive information on your device. Before you do that work on Android, you need to access the Flash in the area where are the archived versions of the Flash Player via this link. Download one of the archived versions of the Flash Player for Android and install on your device. A symbol like a small piece of lego will appear on the site you need the Flash, when using the Firefox browser. Simply click on the grey box with this snow pack and the Flash is activated.