Adobe AIR 2.5 is Released, also available for Television
Adobe AIR 2.5 is released at the Adobe MAX 2010 and new version concentrates on expanding the availability of mobile platforms along with Television. Other updates remains for desktop users and tablets. Adobe AIR 2.5 for TV is the first full-blown attempt at bringing Adobe-powered content to TV sets.
On the release Adobe blog says –
Adobe is pleased to announce at the Adobe MAX 2010 conference the availability of Adobe AIR 2.5 for televisions, tablets, smartphones and desktop operating systems,
In the last few years, many of the major manufacturers in the TV space have started to bring applications to the TV screen, including video and audio streaming applications such as Netflix, Pandora, Vudu, Blockbuster, Rhaposdy, and Napster, but also news and infotainment applications, Adobe says about version available for TVs.
Adobe already had a version of Flash Lite for TV devices, but this newly launched brings in full Flash support along with support for all AIR platform capabilities. You will find a new APIs been added and others have been optimized for the specifics of these devices. We’ve built a tuned and optimized version of AIR that is designed to work on TV hardware,” Adobe said.
For now, the announcement of AIR 2.5 for TV concerns majorly developers as no devices are shipping with support for the platform. While AIR for TV aims to offer an experience on par with what it brings to the desktop and devices such as tablets, there are some specifics to consider.
The first device with support for Adobe AIR is supposed to come from Samsung next year.
With the introduction of AIR 2.5 for TV, Adobe is super excited to have Samsung as a launch partner, bringing the best platform for building rich content together with the largest TV and Blu-ray maker,” Adobe wrote.