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Gadget Lab Podcast: Mobile Flash RIP, iOS 5 Battery Issues and Droid Razr

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On this week’s edition of the Gadget Lab podcast, we talk about Adobe’s decision to kill mobile Flash and the ongoing iOS 5 battery problem saga, then take a look at Motorola’s tough but slender new Droid Razr smartphone.

Staff writer Mike Isaac and Reviews Editor Mike Calore open the show talking about Adobe’s announcement that it would cease support of mobile Flash and instantly throw its support behind HTML 5. The move was a long time coming, with a number of hardware manufacturers (Apple in particular) shunning Flash on their mobile devices.

Next, Mike ‘n’ Mike switch gears and talk about Apple’s iOS 5.0.1 update, which was issued primarily in response to battery issues experienced by a number of iOS 5 users. The update fixed the problem for a plurality of iOS users, but unfortunately, some iDevice owners are seeing worse battery drainage than before.

To finish up the show, the Mikes show off the oh-so-sexy Motorola Droid Razr, the thinnest smartphone in the world. It shares its name with the circa-2003 Razr flip phone that was the thinnest cell phone on the market at the time. One fun feature of the phone is that its back is made of woven Kevlar (the same stuff that bulletproof vests are made of), but the phone is not in fact bulletproof, according to iFixit.

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Gadget Lab Podcast: Mobile Flash RIP, iOS 5 Battery Issues and Droid RazrChristina is a staff writer covering Apple, robotics, and everything in between. She's also written for Gizmodo and Wired magazine. Check out her Google+ profile here.
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