Adobe AIR 2.0, Full-featured Flash Player Coming to Smartphones
Adobe Systems is readying a mobile version of Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR), its
The mobile version will provide users access to content they previously could not reach, Ludwig said. Users, for example, will be able to share screens across systems using the Adobe Acrobat Connect online service via AIR on mobile systems. "Our goal is to provide a consistent runtime that spans devices, inclusive of [mobile and] desktop operating systems," he said.
"AIR makes applications more compatible between desktops and mobile, and that's a big asset," said analyst Al Hilwa of IDC. "There's an opportunity here for products that can achieve some sort of critical mass across form factors, and Adobe is deftly going after that," he said. Adobe, though, will need broad platform support to make that happen, he added.
Also at the conference, Adobe will preview Flash Player 10.1, which will bring to mobile devices the same capabilities, runtime, and APIs as the desktop version, Ludwig said.
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