It’s still unclear whether having Flash is better than not having Flash.

Motorola’s Xoom tablet has finally added Flash support – one of the features that was touted as a differentiator versus the iPad. As Technologizer points out, the First Law of Mobile Flash seems to be “the version you want is always not quite here yet.”

Technical issues aside (and there are many), Flash remains a tool primarily for mouse-based UIs, not multitouch UIs. It’s notoriously difficult to design for an environment in which you don’t know whether the user can mouseover or not, whether they can use multitouch gestures or not, whether there needs to be scrollbars vs. draggable content, and you don’t even know if the pointing device will be a pixel-accurate mouse pointer or an inaccurate finger.

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