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Skyfire submits iPhone browser for App Store approval, we wait for the Flash to hit the fan


Skyfire submits iPhone version of browser for App Store approval, we wait for the Flash to hit the fan
There was a time when Skyfire on Windows Mobile meant full Flash all the time. The 2.0 version on Android reigned that in a bit, really only supporting Flash video and little else, something Android 2.2 users no longer need to worry about. iOS users, however, do still spend their days ruing websites with such content, and so that's the market Skyfire is targeting next. The company has submitted a version of the browser for App Store approval, transcoding Flash video such that the phone only sees HTML5, with content coming in over H.264 adaptive streaming. As such, video is said to be compressed an average of 75 percent, in theory allaying any concerns about this thing being a bandwidth hog. In other words: there's no reason for this to not be approved, right? Right! However, something tells us things may not be so easy...

Update: Now with video -- watch the Skyfire crew coerce a poor iPhone into playing Comedy Central content right after the break.

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