By Seth Weintraub
September 19, 2010

Adobe says that their Flash Mobile app is not only faster than HTML5 but it also uses less power.

Adobe Blogger John Nack posts a video today comparing Flash 10.1 and HTML5 on the eight month old Nexus One and then compares it with the just-released iPod touch which runs the same processor as the iPhone 4. ¬†The original tests can be seen here (and I’ve run them and got similar results on an HTC EVO 4G and iPhone 4).

The results may surprise you:

  • HTML5 Canvas on iPhone 4G: 22fps
  • HTML5 Canvas on Nexus One: 40fps
  • Flash Player 10.1 on Nexus One: 57fps

Oh, and Flash Player used half as much battery.

If the test results are legit, they would dispel the conventional wisdom of Flash being a battery hog or much slower on mobile devices than HTML 5.

Also, it is interesting to note the speed – in just HTML5 vs. HTML5 – of the older Nexus One vs. the much newer Apple product.

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