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Video Daily: Flash 10.1 does not kill Android battery life

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Feb 2010 19:22 User comments (4)

Video Daily: Flash 10.1 does not kill Android battery life Adobe's Mark Doherty has shot back today at critics that have been reporting that Flash 10.1 kills the battery life of Android devices, posting a video in its defense.
The 17-minute video shows Doherty running a video on the non-mobile YouTube site, and after its done, shows the battery meter which has seen only 6 percent of the battery drained.

Doherty even goes on to say that they have tested a two-hour movie and still had life left.

(You can skip up until the 16 minute point)

Battery Performance with Flash Player 10.1 on the Nexus One from Mark Doherty on Vimeo.

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4 user comments

125.2.2010 21:24

How come flash kills my laptop battery?

225.2.2010 22:49

Are u using flash 10.1? i guess not!

326.2.2010 8:44

Originally posted by themind:
How come flash kills my laptop battery?
If everything is working normally, Flash itself shouldn't have much effect on battery life. What mainly kills the battery of any mobile device is the screen itself, anything moving on screen will exacerbate this.

I can OC my Droid to 1.2ghz and it only marginally affects battery life. The display still takes up 60-70% of the battery.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Feb 2010 @ 8:45

426.2.2010 8:45

DP

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