mmm … Frozen Yogurt

Hello everyone. I haven’t checked the temperature for the rest of the world but man it is hot here in the great white north. For a country known for skiing, igloos and dog sleighs, it sure is abnormally warm for this time of year. I’m just hoping this is not a taste of how the rest of the summer is going to be. To quote Robin Williams in Good Morning Vietnam “It’s hot! Damn hot! Real hot! …”

Nothing like frozen yogurt to cool things down but it seems that an Android 2.2 release by the name of Froyo has heated things up. Google states that the web browser in Froyo beats every other mobile browser around. The guys over at pocketnow wanted to see what this claim was all about and put a video together to compare Safari, Froyo and Opera Mobile.

Everyone by now has read or heard of the “Thoughts on Flash” letter from Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. He basically states that Flash does not perform well on mobile devices. Well he is definitely onto something and quite frankly it is something we have all struggled with in the embedded world. Resource constrained embedded devices have a hard time running Flash well and the proof is in the pudding when watching the video from the pocketnow guys. Flash was created to run on desktop machines, not mobile/embedded devices.

Well I’ve lost about 5 pounds writing this blog post. Off to the store to buy some more frozen yogurt 😉

-JamieV

Storyboard 1.1 released