It was (kinda sorta) officially announced at the Big Android BBQ that Adobe AIR was on the fast track for an early October release into the Android Market. Well sure enough, last night AIR quietly crept into the realm of downloadable apps, and is ready to grace your device with Adobe goodness.
“Adobe® AIR® will let you publish ActionScript 3 projects to run as native applications (.apk) for the Android OS. These AIR applications can be delivered to Android devices through Android application stores such as the Android Market.
Developers can write new code or reuse existing web content to build AIR applications for the Android OS. Because the source code and assets are reusable across the Flash Platform runtimes, Adobe AIR and Flash Player, it also gives developers a way to more easily target other mobile and desktop environments.”
For right now, you can’t use the usual .AIR programs on on your mobile device. However allowing AIR runtime on Android will make the transition a whole lot easier. For a list of apps that will already utilize Adobe AIR, check out this special AppBrain page here.
Via Android Police