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Adobe Announces AIR/Flash support for Android Mobiles

Well, it is finally happening -- the rest of the world is moving on, right around the big iPhone road block. With Android being a fast growing platform, and Adobe giving official support to build native Flash/Flex apps optimized for mobile processors, this puts the pressure on Apple again, to either bend to what consumers want, or face loss of market share.Adobe announced on 14-Feb at Mobile World Conference flash player 10.1 and AIR runtime for Android. This information comes from the Flash Blog here:

If you read this blog entry, it talks about how you can build a Flash application and deploy it to iPhone. Adobe's new set of tools will apparently compile Flash apps down to a native iPhone app format. I have yet to hear whether this works well, and what sacrifices need to be made. Regardless, this doesn't add flash support to mobile safari, but rather an alternate way to make apps for Apple's app store.

This is exciting stuff for Flash and Flex developers everywhere, and it should make Apple worry...

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