Adobe Air

Adobe Air

It’s a session of good news from Adobe right now. Not only have they fixed the security vulnerability effecting Android devices with Flash, but they may also be set to release a version of Adobe AIR for Android in the not too distant future.

I am often asked what Adobe AIR actually is, in particular by gadget enthusiasts who are not super technical. Adobe AIR isn’t just a catchy name; AIR actually stands for something: Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR). So, Adobe Integrated Runtime is an environment that allows one piece of code written on a Windows machine to run perfectly on a Linux machine or indeed your mobile phone. The catch is that the OS in question must have the Adobe Integrated Runtime environment installed. The benefit of this cross-platform runtime environment¬†for Android is that it allows developers to make their application once, but deploy it across multiple pieces of hardware and operating systems. This should mean that Android gets a little influx of applications after AIR launches, but we’ll have to wait and see.

According to a tipster from Android Central’s forums, AIR may become available on 8 October.

[Source: Android Central Forum]