Adobe cosies up to Android

Adobe has announced that it is getting into bed with Google's Android operating system sending a clear message to Steve Jobs and his Flash-hating attitude.

Apple and Adobe have been having a bit of a slap-fest of late with the Cupertino Cabal's Consigliere Jobs telling the world that Adobe's engineers were lazy and that its software was buggy.

Adobe didn't much care for those home truths and countered saying that Apple was a bully and wouldn't share its toys.

Now Adobe has stomped off and says its new best friend is Google, or more specifically the search giant's mobile operating system, Android.

The company says it will be bringing its AIR multimedia interface to android app phones some time this year and also launched a beta of Flash 10.1, which won't be appearing on an Apple iDevice any time soon.