Adobe AIR Coming to Android

15 Feb 2010 | Android , MWC , Smartphone , Software | 0 comments


adobe airAdobe today announced plans to bring out its Flash-based AIR runtime to mobile devices and it looks like Android will be the first platform to suppport it. Motorola and Blackberry maker Research in Motion also expressed support for the project.

Adobe AIR is a cross-platform runtime environment developed for building rich Internet applications using Adobe Flash, Adobe Flex, HTML, or Ajax. This will allow developers to create applications ready to be used on every device that supports AIR without the need to make changes in the code.

Adobe is also expected to launch their Flash Player 10.1 in the first half of this year via an over-the-air update. According to a research by Strategy Analytics, an estimated 250 million phones will support Flash 10.1 by the end of 2012. Hopefully this will help Apple cave in and finally do something about the lack of support for Flash on the iPhone.