Solution: Added new "Battery on fire" battery icon status.
Ultimately what it boils down to is that Apple and Google don't have their customer's best interests in mind. Their platforms exist only as a way for them to leverage their advertising to a captive audience. It doesn't seem like it should be all that difficult to find someone on alibaba who'd be willing to build a truly open phone platform. Perhaps it's time someone did.
If I want to do zero-latency live streaming to just a few endpoints outside the browser, I found that mpeg2video and aac streaming over UDP encodes and transmits with the least amount of lag. Near as I can tell, it's pretty much instantaneous, over the fast LAN I'm working on. In theory, I could play that with the VLC plugin in-browser, on browsers that still support it. But so far I haven't seen that actually work.
I have to admit that I didn't play around with flash all that much. It does seem like it's pretty much universal. Perhaps I should take another look at it...
Are we running light with overbyte?