After all the talk of Flash Player 10.1 and what it does to gadgets' battery lives, the folks at FlashMobileBlog decided to take the old-fashioned approach to finding out how the Google Nexus is affected: Playing a lot of videos.

They found that "video can be played for well over 3 hours over Wi-Fi from YouTube in H.264 (Baseline 1.2)." One's gotta wonder whether this is acceptable battery consumption or not, but the big idea is that we can extend that time by playing with configurations (backlight, Wi-Fi vs 3G, etc) and encouraging the availability of optimized content.

You can read more about what content providers can do to optimize content and about the various configurations tested by FlashMobileBlog at their site. [FlashMobileBlog via Carolyn Penner]