1. sorinv's Avatar
    Now that we have the 10.3.1 OS upgrade for some time, it is obvious that lack of flash has rendered the native browser almost irrelevant.
    Using the android photon browser with flash is more insecure (we give permission to our files, PIN, location to Google and apps developers) and consumes more power than flash in 10.3.0 on Passport or 10.2.1 in Z30.
    I can no longer watch videos in desk top mode with the native browser on BBC, cannot listen to BBC World Service Radio, cannot watch TVO videos, cannot watch globe and mail videos.
    Is BlackBerry really trying to convince us to switch to android?
    Why would they shoot themselves in the leg?
    The excuse that flash is no longer supported by Adobe does not fly because it is supported in desktop browsers (like the native BlackBerry browser is) .

    How come it is supported on android?! How come we are encouraged to use flash in an android browser?

    The excuse that all websites use html5 does not fly. Most important live streaming TV sites use flash because of its much higher resolution.

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    Q10Bold and Mansoor2 like this.
    03-02-15 04:00 PM
  2. Dave Bourque's Avatar
    The decision to drop flash is to drop licensing payments to adobe. A petition won't change anything unless you plan on paying that license yourself.

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    03-02-15 04:03 PM
  3. John Vieira's Avatar
    Browser is still best in class and flash is only supported on android via 3rd party applications.

    Same situation as BB10. Supported via 3rd party.

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    03-02-15 04:04 PM
  4. Dave Bourque's Avatar
    The more sensible option is to request html5 from these websites.

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    03-02-15 04:04 PM
  5. sorinv's Avatar
    Really? It's like asking Apple to write apps for BlackBerry!
    But now I read for the first time that it was a money saving scheme for BlackBerry, not as it was sold to us.
    03-02-15 04:09 PM
  6. Bla1ze's Avatar
    Really? It's like asking Apple to write apps for BlackBerry!
    But now I read for the first time that it was a money saving scheme for BlackBerry, not as it was sold to us.
    Security risk as well. Flash for mobile hasn't been updated in years.

    Is BlackBerry really trying to convince us to switch to android?
    Flash isn't supported on Android any more officially either. It's an optional install, just like on your BlackBerry.
    BergerKing likes this.
    03-02-15 04:14 PM
  7. Q10Bold's Avatar
    Im with you OP! Thats why my private Z30 is still on 10.2.1 (and got loud notofications too :P)
    My Q10s all got 10.3.1 but I dont watch movies on the Qs.

    Posted via Q10Bold
    03-02-15 04:21 PM
  8. Dave Bourque's Avatar
    Really? It's like asking Apple to write apps for BlackBerry!
    But now I read for the first time that it was a money saving scheme for BlackBerry, not as it was sold to us.
    What!?flash to Html5 is not like asking apple to write apps for BlackBerry... it is actually pretty simple.

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    03-02-15 04:24 PM
  9. BergerKing's Avatar
    Correct. Flash is dying off, rapidly, better to petition for sites to update than deal with the lack of security for unsupported systems. We have enough flash threads, folks, a new one is just asking for another hot mess.
    Pdinos3 likes this.
    03-02-15 04:25 PM

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