9A0-327 Homeless in Vancouver: Killing Adobe Flash, one smart TV at a time


Not a week goes by that I don’t see the discarded cardboard carapaces of several newly-purchased big screen 1Z0-108 smart TVs in the back alleys of the Fairview neighbourhood.

The sight always makes me smile because, near 9A0-327 as I can tell, every smart TV in a home means one more Internet device that is not running Adobe’s aged and dangerously bug-prone Flash Player. Yay!

What it means for a TV to be “smart”

A Vzeo E-series box: a smart TV that doesn’t allow you to really browse the web.

At the lower end of the smart TV spectrum are what I think of more as big-screen Internet of Things devices that get cable and allow users to access a small bit 1Z0-147 of the web through pre-installed apps–as in, a YouTube app, a Netflix app, a Facebook app and so on. I would put the Vizio E-Series 65″ LED in this class; it’s a good value big screen TV apparently and I see that a lot of Fairview residents are 1Z0-228 buying it, but it’s not a fully capable web browsing device.

Higher end Smart TVs offer both Internet apps as well as direct access to the World Wide Web via a web browser, along with oodles of external connectivity options.

Smart TVs across the board seem to have little internal 1Z0-465 storage and they all run some form of the Linux operating system.

And though you would be hard-pressed to get one into your pocket, all smart TVs are designed–hardware and software-wise 1Z0-525 along the lines of mobile devices, making them, in many respects, the largest non-touchscreen tablets that money can buy.

Being both mobile- and Linux-based means that smart TVs cannot play web-based Flash video–because Adobe gave up on the Flash Player for Android and iOS mobile browsers 1Z0-567 five years ago and for Linux four years ago.

Desktops with Flash was then, and smart TVs without it are now

Trying to stream Flash-based video on a smart TV isn’t such a smart idea.

Back in November 2011, Adobe announced that it would henceforth only build Flash functionality into mobile apps using Adobe Air, meaning that it was abandoning the standalone Flash Player for mobile web 1Z0-580 browsers.

HTML 5 was too entrenched on mobile platforms, said Adobe. That the Flash Player for mobile (abandoned at version was also a resource hog that performed poorly in the power-constrained mobile environment, Adobe 1Z0-593 neglected to say.

In 2012, Adobe also pulled the plug on future versions of the Flash Player for Linux, outside of the special “Pepper” version built by Google into its Chrome web browser for the 1Z0-850 desktop.

Since 2012 Adobe has only solo-developed the Flash Player for the Windows and Macintosh desktop operating systems.

This is all well and good, a great many people are aware that Flash doesn’t come with Android or iOS devices anymore and many of the biggest 9a0-327 dump embedded video services on the Internet—such as YouTube, Facebook and Netflix—have dropped the need for the Flash Player altogether.