The current round of and Android tablet commercials almost universally and prominently call attention to the fact they are able to render based content. Using terms like “ Enabled” or “ Compatible”. Obviously this is a less than subtle swipe at iOS based devices (, IPads etc) which do not deal with Flash content.

If the best product differentiator these companies can muster is the fact that their device/OS can run bloated Flash based advertising banners across the top of web pages that I am viewing on a slow mobile connection, then I think will hardly be rushing in to “support” Flash.

Even , the creator of Flash, has begun to quietly waive the proverbial white flag in defeat when it comes to the Apple Vs Flash battle. Just in the last few days, on their Labs website, announced the first availability of Project Wallaby (great name IMHO), which is a tool to convert Flash applications to the HTML 5 standard that many browsers already have support for, and surprise, surprise so do iOS based devices.

Bottom line: if the main reason you pick one smart phone over another is that one runs Flash and one doesn’t, then it is possible you are not qualified to own a smart phone just yet.