Lack of Flash support on iPad 'annoying', say consumers

iPad users are finding the lack of Adobe Flash annoying according to a survey conducted by Changewave.

The research which was carried out this week, highlights that many iPad users are struggling with an inability to watch videos and animations from websites which use Flash technology. The survery of 153 iPad owners was conducted by market research company Changewave and found that this was thing which most people found 'annoying' about Apple's first tablet. Around 11 per cent of those questioned said that the lack of Flash was the greatest flaw in the new device. However there were also other problems highlighted in this survey. 9 per cent of those asked said that a failing Wi-Fi connection was their greatest bug bear with 7 per cent saying that a lack of apps or the weight of the device where its greatest flaw. Apple has been in a high profile battle with Adobe over the issue since prior to the US release of the device, stating that it Flash is ridden with bugs and prone to failure. Adobe have snapped back at Apple saying that they are taking a "walled garden" approach to development and that this threatens the future advancement of the internet as whole. The Changewave survey also revealed the most popular activities which the iPad is used for. 80 per cent of people use the device to browse the web while 48 per cent use it to watch video. 71 per cent said they were checking their emails on the iPad and 33 per cent stated that they were reading eBooks on the new apple gadget. The iPad officially goes on sale in the UK this Friday (28th). However, due to a high level of demand, Apple have warned that those that have not pre-ordered, should not expect to get their hands on the device before the 7th June.

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