Even for those that only casually follow the smartphone news wire, it is well known that one of the most contentious topics for debate as a missing requirements of any smartphone is native Flash support from Adobe. We’re heard before that things are set to change. Flash 10.1 is set to become available to Android devices in the first quarter of this year and this is great news. However, we could be set to hear some amazing news which will change everything with regards to all smartphone applications across different smartphone platforms.

Adobe are set to make an announcements very soon regarding the progression of Adobe AIR for smartphone devices. At the moment Adobe AIR is used by developers to create desktop applications which can be rolled out to different desktop based operating systems. However, the bigger picture here is that developers can create applications in Adobe AIR once and they can be exported to Android devices, Blackberry devices, the iPhone and more. The best part is that these applications can then run natively on these devices, once they support Adobe AIR. The possibilities here are massive since it will allow every application created for one device to become available on any other that supports AIR. I could continue to try and say the same thing in a number of different ways to help clarity, but the bottom line is that AIR will revolutionise the smartphone application world.

James Tromans
Contributing editor of AndroidAuthority.com, based in the U.K.