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Adobe Launches AIR 2.5 With Support For Mobiles And TV

Adobe has announced its new AIR 2.5 platform, which allow users to run Flash-based applications from their PCs, smartphones and televisions.

According to Adobe, companies like Motorola, RIM, Acer and HTC have all agreed to support the runtime platform.

AIR 2.5, short for Adobe Integrated Runtime, allows developers to create rich applications using Flash, HTML or Ajax. The additional support for smartphones and televisions marks a new domain for AIR, which was earlier available only for PCs.

According to tech news site TechRadar, Samsung's upcoming SmartTV will be the first television to support Adobe AIR 2.5. Other device makers, including Acer, HTC and RIM are also planning to add support for AIR 2.5 in their tablets and smartphones later this year and early 2011.

“A key element of the Adobe Flash Platform, Air enables developers to leverage existing code to create and deliver standalone applications across devices and platforms,” the company said in a statement.