Adobe to Fix Flash Battery Life Issue

Photo Credit: EngadgetPhoto Credit: EngadgetThis tuesday was at the Web 2.0 summit, Adobe's CEO, Shantanu Narayen, commented on the animosity between Adobe and Apple provoking them by saying, "Let the games begin"

In addition to the comments on HTML5 vs Flash, Adobe blamed the entire battery life issue on Apple, stating that it is their fault for not sending Adobe a Macbook Air prior to its release.

Despite blatantly denying the fact that there is a problem with Flash affecting the battery life of the new MacBook Air; Narayen stated there is currently a MacBook Air in their labs running a beta version of an "optimized" flash, designed specifically for the MacBook. 

No details on when the "optimized" flash will be released, but our batteries are hoping it's soon.

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  • vittau
    Of course Flash eats up batteries, since Flash eats up CPU cycles. Vector graphics are not exactly a trivial workload, you know...
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  • rawoysters
    I'm getting tired of this childish bickering between Apple and Adobe. The only losers are your customers.
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  • vittau
    Of course Flash eats up batteries, since Flash eats up CPU cycles. Vector graphics are not exactly a trivial workload, you know...
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  • mianmian
    I think flash should have a "battery saving" mode: to disable some fancy graphic effects, or limit the CPU usage. While the "Full mode" will enable everything.
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  • mister g
    Anybody else think that Steve will start blabbing that he was right all along as soon as this news hits his screen? I mean an optimized version had to be specially made for OS X just to fix a battery problem? Sounds like a problem unique to MacBooks to me.
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