Question about chrome beta for android not supporting flash.

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  1. Bryon15
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    I plan on buying the upcoming Google Nexus Tablet. Since it will have ice cream sandwich, I'm guessing it will come with the new chrome browser. But I heard that adobe will not make flash player available for it. So does that mean that video streaming websites like putlocker, videobb, veoh, youtube, sockshare, novamov, videoweed, etc won't work on it? Because if so then that's a big problem :(
     
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    You'd still be able to install a different browser for flash sites if that was the case I would assume. E.g. Dolphin browser.

    Also, some sites like YouTube etc. Have HTML5 players now for devices without flash (largely due to iOS devices refusal to support flash)
     
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    If I were you I'd just stay away from Chrome on Android as a whole, at least until it's out of it's beta stages. By then I assume Adobe will give up the fight and allow flash to work. Dolphin Browser is currently the best browser (in my and others opinions) so just use that. You don't get anything too special with Chrome anyways.
     
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    I think Chrome for Android is great. I've been using it since I got my Galaxy Nexus. The lack of Flash support is disappointing though, which is why I have link associations set up so any youtube link that gets clicked gets opened in the stock browser, which DOES support Flash. I don't think ICS for the tablet would ship with Chrome, because it doesn't on the phones.

    Worst case scenario though, Dolphin HD supports Flash, so you can always use that.



    I've yet to be able to make the HTML5 player work on the stock ICS browser on youtube :/
     
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    But what about on Chrome for Android, rather than stock? Seeing as stock should support Flash anyway...
     
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    Derp, that's what I meant to say. Since stock obviously supports Flash and I have Flash installed, the Flash version works.

    But in Chrome, since Flash is unsupported, I haven't yet figured out a way to get the HTML5 player to launch. The standard player pops up inline in the pag, but just hangs on loading forever. Once or twice it may have loaded a video, but not often enough to be useful.
     

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