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It is. You can select to run plugins only on demand, which naturally is the only sensible way to run flash. This whole "claim" is completely silly.

Even on the desktop (ie OS X) the web becomes unusable with Flash enabled all the time. There are plugins like NoFlash that make it acceptable, and the occasional interesting Flash app makes it worthwhile.

I misspoke - I know, I have flash on my Nexus One running Froyo.

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