Adobe AIR 2.5 is Now Available!

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.  Adobe AIR 2.5 now supports:

  • Smartphones and tablets based on BlackBerry® Tablet OS, Android™ and iOS
  • Desktops running on Windows®, Macintosh and Linux® operating systems
  • Televisions with Samsung as the first television manufacturer to ship Adobe AIR in its line of Samsung SmartTV devices

Also device manufactures Acer, HTC, Motorola, RIM, Samsung and others are expected to ship the AIR runtime pre-installed on a variety of devices including tablets and smartphones later this year and early 2011.   A list of mobile devices that meet the AIR system requirements can be found on Adobe.com.

Now with the Flash Platform, developers can use their existing web skills and reuse common code across devices and platforms to develop applications, content and video for the web on both personal computers and mobile devices or build standalone applications that run outside the browser on a wide range of devices, including TVs.

In just two short weeks after the AIR runtime was released on the Android Market, hundreds of AIR apps are already available in the Android Market for smartphones and tablets with AIR currently ranked 4.5 out of 5 stars on the Android Market.  In addition, AIR apps are also available in Apple’s App Store.  You can visit AppBrain for a list of AIR apps for Android currently available on the Android Market.  This is what a few of our customers had to say about AIR 2.5:

Associated Press:  “The Associated Press is very pleased using Adobe AIR to make some of our features covering the upcoming midterm elections available on the iPhone and Android devices.”

- Brian R. Scanlon, Director, Election Services, The Associated Press

Emantras:  The ROI and resource savings to create applications with Adobe AIR and the Flash Platform is truly game changing. It is the only solution available that allows you to reuse code to target smartphones, tablets, desktops, and TV’s. The ability to deliver elearning content on multiple devices makes learning accessible to just about everyone.

- Sesh Kumar, CEO, Emantras Inc.

South Park Digital Studios: “With Adobe AIR 2.5, we were able to leverage existing code to quickly launch a new version of our popular South Park Avatar Creator across multiple platforms, letting our fans create their own South Park alter ego on the web or their Android smartphones and tablets.”

-Greg Kampanis, Senior Vice President of Content Strategy and Operations, South Park Studios

MixMatchMusic: With Adobe AIR we use the same code for desktops, tablets and smart phones, which saves us time, money and provides efficiencies of deployment. Then, we can quickly and efficiently distribute these apps through Adobe’s application distribution service, Adobe InMarket.

- Charles Feinn, CEO and co-founder of MixMatchMusic, developer of the MobBase mobile app service

You can learn more about all the new features for television, mobile and desktop devices in the article “What’s new in AIR 2.5” written by the AIR product management team and if you can’t join us at MAX you can attend MAX virtually by watching the keynote speech live.  Here is the schedule of the MAX live broadcasts:

  • Welcome to the Revolution:  Monday, October 25, 9:30 am-11:30 am PDT
  • User Experience: The Next Generation:  Tuesday, October 26, 10:00 am-12:00 pm PDT

Finally, Adobe also announced two additional pieces of AIR related news.  First, an update to the open source Flex framework and a preview release of Flash Builder that will enable developers to now build applications for mobile devices as well as desktops and TVs.   Also, Adobe InMarket™, a new service that allows developers to easily distribute and sell their applications on app stores across different device types on app stores from Acer, Intel, and others is now available.

Stay tuned this week for more exciting information from the MAX conference and new about AIR.

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91 Responses to Adobe AIR 2.5 is Now Available!

  1. Unable to find AIR SDK 2.5 in download section.
    And “What’s new in AIR 2.5” page mentioned above does not exsits.

  2. Unable to find AIR SDK 2.5 in download section.
    And “What’s new in AIR 2.5” page mentioned above does not exsits.

  3. Unable to find AIR SDK 2.5 in download section.
    And “What’s new in AIR 2.5” page mentioned above does not exsits.

  4. Prabhu says:

    cannot find air 2.5 sdk for download the site lists only 2.2

  5. Prabhu says:

    cannot find air 2.5 sdk for download the site lists only 2.2

  6. Prabhu says:

    cannot find air 2.5 sdk for download the site lists only 2.2

  7. Pavel says:

    Have u fixed that critical annoying bug with input delay??? It was fixed in FP10.1, but was presenting in AIR. Don’t have exact JIRA ticket, but can be explained as “When there’s (supposedly) intense CPU usage (mainly, games) movie becomes absolutely unresponsive to mouse input. What’s strange, framerate do not drop and everything keeps moving, but software mouse pointer do not move and movie does not react to clicks.”

  8. Pavel says:

    Have u fixed that critical annoying bug with input delay??? It was fixed in FP10.1, but was presenting in AIR. Don’t have exact JIRA ticket, but can be explained as “When there’s (supposedly) intense CPU usage (mainly, games) movie becomes absolutely unresponsive to mouse input. What’s strange, framerate do not drop and everything keeps moving, but software mouse pointer do not move and movie does not react to clicks.”

  9. Pavel says:

    Have u fixed that critical annoying bug with input delay??? It was fixed in FP10.1, but was presenting in AIR. Don’t have exact JIRA ticket, but can be explained as “When there’s (supposedly) intense CPU usage (mainly, games) movie becomes absolutely unresponsive to mouse input. What’s strange, framerate do not drop and everything keeps moving, but software mouse pointer do not move and movie does not react to clicks.”

  10. The AIR 2.5 SDK is not available for download!?

  11. The AIR 2.5 SDK is not available for download!?

  12. The AIR 2.5 SDK is not available for download!?

  13. Vitor says:

    Where is the 2.5 release???

  14. Vitor says:

    Where is the 2.5 release???

  15. Vitor says:

    Where is the 2.5 release???

  16. Olivier Audard says:

    Same for me.
    I’m only invited to download the AIR SDK 2.0.2 but Blackberry TabletOS SDK requires 2.5

  17. Olivier Audard says:

    Same for me.
    I’m only invited to download the AIR SDK 2.0.2 but Blackberry TabletOS SDK requires 2.5

  18. Olivier Audard says:

    Same for me.
    I’m only invited to download the AIR SDK 2.0.2 but Blackberry TabletOS SDK requires 2.5

  19. James Hughes says:

    Yep ditto. Definitely a problem.

  20. James Hughes says:

    Yep ditto. Definitely a problem.

  21. James Hughes says:

    Yep ditto. Definitely a problem.

  22. So Adode air 2 is noT available

  23. So Adode air 2 is noT available

  24. So Adode air 2 is noT available

  25. James D'averillo says:

    How nice of you guys! Adobe AIR 2.5 available but not available for download.. smooth!

  26. James D'averillo says:

    How nice of you guys! Adobe AIR 2.5 available but not available for download.. smooth!

  27. James D'averillo says:

    How nice of you guys! Adobe AIR 2.5 available but not available for download.. smooth!

  28. nevvamind says:

    air2.5 “available” for who ?
    vagueness is replete here, some honesty would be nice !

  29. nevvamind says:

    air2.5 “available” for who ?
    vagueness is replete here, some honesty would be nice !

  30. nevvamind says:

    air2.5 “available” for who ?
    vagueness is replete here, some honesty would be nice !

  31. Eric Dolecki says:

    They are looking into it right now. Stay in your saddles.

  32. Eric Dolecki says:

    They are looking into it right now. Stay in your saddles.

  33. Eric Dolecki says:

    They are looking into it right now. Stay in your saddles.

  34. Alan Rahn says:

    These guys do not have their act together. Not inspiring much confidence making these sorts of rookie mistakes…

    Wake me when the 2.5 runtime and SDK are actually available, and not just vaporware b.s.

  35. Alan Rahn says:

    These guys do not have their act together. Not inspiring much confidence making these sorts of rookie mistakes…

    Wake me when the 2.5 runtime and SDK are actually available, and not just vaporware b.s.

  36. Alan Rahn says:

    These guys do not have their act together. Not inspiring much confidence making these sorts of rookie mistakes…

    Wake me when the 2.5 runtime and SDK are actually available, and not just vaporware b.s.

  37. lordB8r says:

    Maybe y’all didn’t read the post clearly, but 2.5 is, “Available for download on Oct 25 at Noon PDT” #RTFM…

  38. lordB8r says:

    Maybe y’all didn’t read the post clearly, but 2.5 is, “Available for download on Oct 25 at Noon PDT” #RTFM…

  39. lordB8r says:

    Maybe y’all didn’t read the post clearly, but 2.5 is, “Available for download on Oct 25 at Noon PDT” #RTFM…

  40. Tyler says:

    Yeah “y’all” it’s totally your fault that they didn’t bother to mention the fact that it was released at 12pm PDT on Oct. 25 until the bracketed text of one of the seven links in the Additional Resources section.

    What did you expect them to do? Put that in the title of the post, or somewhere in the body where you might actually notice it?

  41. Tyler says:

    Yeah “y’all” it’s totally your fault that they didn’t bother to mention the fact that it was released at 12pm PDT on Oct. 25 until the bracketed text of one of the seven links in the Additional Resources section.

    What did you expect them to do? Put that in the title of the post, or somewhere in the body where you might actually notice it?

  42. Tyler says:

    Yeah “y’all” it’s totally your fault that they didn’t bother to mention the fact that it was released at 12pm PDT on Oct. 25 until the bracketed text of one of the seven links in the Additional Resources section.

    What did you expect them to do? Put that in the title of the post, or somewhere in the body where you might actually notice it?

  43. gorgonzola says:

    @LORDB8R: the “available for download” text showed up only after folks on the comments started to point out that the release version the link referred to was 2.0.2; then the bracketed text was hastily added.

    The spike in interest and urgency is because the RIM Tablet OS SDK was released today and that can’t be installed until AIR SDK 2.5 is installed (which, BTW, the RIM install docs omit to mention)

  44. gorgonzola says:

    @LORDB8R: the “available for download” text showed up only after folks on the comments started to point out that the release version the link referred to was 2.0.2; then the bracketed text was hastily added.

    The spike in interest and urgency is because the RIM Tablet OS SDK was released today and that can’t be installed until AIR SDK 2.5 is installed (which, BTW, the RIM install docs omit to mention)

  45. gorgonzola says:

    @LORDB8R: the “available for download” text showed up only after folks on the comments started to point out that the release version the link referred to was 2.0.2; then the bracketed text was hastily added.

    The spike in interest and urgency is because the RIM Tablet OS SDK was released today and that can’t be installed until AIR SDK 2.5 is installed (which, BTW, the RIM install docs omit to mention)

  46. Hi All,

    We’re currently running into a slight delay in getting the AIR SDK out, but it’s almost there. Please stay tuned. it will be worth the wait! :)

    Rob Christensen
    Adobe AIR Team

  47. Hi All,

    We’re currently running into a slight delay in getting the AIR SDK out, but it’s almost there. Please stay tuned. it will be worth the wait! :)

    Rob Christensen
    Adobe AIR Team

  48. Hi All,

    We’re currently running into a slight delay in getting the AIR SDK out, but it’s almost there. Please stay tuned. it will be worth the wait! :)

    Rob Christensen
    Adobe AIR Team

  49. Kevin says:

    Any updated timeframes for the release?

  50. Kevin says:

    Any updated timeframes for the release?

  51. Kevin says:

    Any updated timeframes for the release?

  52. gorgonzola says:

    Dear Adobe: The downloads page shows that the version being downloaded is 2.5, but upon download, it fails validation with the RIM Tablet OS SDK installer and the Readme.txt bundled with the 2.5 install says the version to be 2.0.2

    Do you know what you’re doing? Why should I not believe Apple when you can’t even get the basics right?

    What gives?

  53. gorgonzola says:

    Dear Adobe: The downloads page shows that the version being downloaded is 2.5, but upon download, it fails validation with the RIM Tablet OS SDK installer and the Readme.txt bundled with the 2.5 install says the version to be 2.0.2

    Do you know what you’re doing? Why should I not believe Apple when you can’t even get the basics right?

    What gives?

  54. gorgonzola says:

    Dear Adobe: The downloads page shows that the version being downloaded is 2.5, but upon download, it fails validation with the RIM Tablet OS SDK installer and the Readme.txt bundled with the 2.5 install says the version to be 2.0.2

    Do you know what you’re doing? Why should I not believe Apple when you can’t even get the basics right?

    What gives?

  55. This should all be fixed now. If you are still seeing problems, please reply back to this thread.

  56. This should all be fixed now. If you are still seeing problems, please reply back to this thread.

  57. This should all be fixed now. If you are still seeing problems, please reply back to this thread.

  58. All good and installed now thank you!

  59. All good and installed now thank you!

  60. All good and installed now thank you!

  61. kp says:

    still doesn’t work for me. The Mac version is still downloading 2.0.2. Please fix this!!!

  62. kp says:

    still doesn’t work for me. The Mac version is still downloading 2.0.2. Please fix this!!!

  63. kp says:

    still doesn’t work for me. The Mac version is still downloading 2.0.2. Please fix this!!!

  64. Hello,

    The adt.jar 2.5 does completely break maven support provided by flexmojos and there is no way to get it working without recompiling adt.jar

    It seems it now includes some bytecode from other project like the JFlex and many maven related libraries.

    Since JFLex is GPL I wonder if ADT license change and if I can get the sources and fix this problems.

    VELO

  65. Hello,

    The adt.jar 2.5 does completely break maven support provided by flexmojos and there is no way to get it working without recompiling adt.jar

    It seems it now includes some bytecode from other project like the JFlex and many maven related libraries.

    Since JFLex is GPL I wonder if ADT license change and if I can get the sources and fix this problems.

    VELO

  66. Hello,

    The adt.jar 2.5 does completely break maven support provided by flexmojos and there is no way to get it working without recompiling adt.jar

    It seems it now includes some bytecode from other project like the JFlex and many maven related libraries.

    Since JFLex is GPL I wonder if ADT license change and if I can get the sources and fix this problems.

    VELO

  67. Matt says:

    The version available here: http://get.adobe.com/air/ is still version 2.0.4. the site says it is 2.5 but what is actually downloaded is version 2.0.4. This is very frustrating as we cannot distribute the the most recent version to our users.

  68. Matt says:

    The version available here: http://get.adobe.com/air/ is still version 2.0.4. the site says it is 2.5 but what is actually downloaded is version 2.0.4. This is very frustrating as we cannot distribute the the most recent version to our users.

  69. Matt says:

    The version available here: http://get.adobe.com/air/ is still version 2.0.4. the site says it is 2.5 but what is actually downloaded is version 2.0.4. This is very frustrating as we cannot distribute the the most recent version to our users.

  70. David says:

    Is there a way to find the mac address of the AIR for TV developer device we received at MAX? My network requires provisioning by mac address before handing out an IP address… Thanks!

  71. David says:

    Is there a way to find the mac address of the AIR for TV developer device we received at MAX? My network requires provisioning by mac address before handing out an IP address… Thanks!

  72. David says:

    Is there a way to find the mac address of the AIR for TV developer device we received at MAX? My network requires provisioning by mac address before handing out an IP address… Thanks!

  73. gorgonzola says:

    Hey Adobe,

    Just downloaded the AIR 2.5 link for Mac again and I’m getting 2.0.2 instead of 2.5 (it was working on the first day but seems to have regressed)

    Can you please clarify a clear availability path for 2.5 since we have to get developers set up on their machines?

    Thanks.

  74. gorgonzola says:

    Hey Adobe,

    Just downloaded the AIR 2.5 link for Mac again and I’m getting 2.0.2 instead of 2.5 (it was working on the first day but seems to have regressed)

    Can you please clarify a clear availability path for 2.5 since we have to get developers set up on their machines?

    Thanks.

  75. gorgonzola says:

    Hey Adobe,

    Just downloaded the AIR 2.5 link for Mac again and I’m getting 2.0.2 instead of 2.5 (it was working on the first day but seems to have regressed)

    Can you please clarify a clear availability path for 2.5 since we have to get developers set up on their machines?

    Thanks.

  76. david says:

    what’s new in Adobe AIR 2.5.1 for Desktop?

    it was mentioned 2.5.1 is released with the anticipation of the Android Gingerbread OS update, but what have it got to do with Desktop?

    http://blogs.adobe.com/air/2010/11/air-2-5-1-saltier-release-for-android-gingerbread-os.html

  77. david says:

    what’s new in Adobe AIR 2.5.1 for Desktop?

    it was mentioned 2.5.1 is released with the anticipation of the Android Gingerbread OS update, but what have it got to do with Desktop?

    http://blogs.adobe.com/air/2010/11/air-2-5-1-saltier-release-for-android-gingerbread-os.html

  78. david says:

    what’s new in Adobe AIR 2.5.1 for Desktop?

    it was mentioned 2.5.1 is released with the anticipation of the Android Gingerbread OS update, but what have it got to do with Desktop?

    http://blogs.adobe.com/air/2010/11/air-2-5-1-saltier-release-for-android-gingerbread-os.html

  79. Oscar says:

    Hi Michael,

    Any idea when the Adobe AIR 2.5 Extension for Dreamweaver CS5 be available? If it is already out, where can I get it? If not, when will it be out?

    Thanks!

  80. Oscar says:

    Hi Michael,

    Any idea when the Adobe AIR 2.5 Extension for Dreamweaver CS5 be available? If it is already out, where can I get it? If not, when will it be out?

    Thanks!

  81. Oscar says:

    Hi Michael,

    Any idea when the Adobe AIR 2.5 Extension for Dreamweaver CS5 be available? If it is already out, where can I get it? If not, when will it be out?

    Thanks!

  82. fox says:

    Hello,
    I am a Flex Developer and I would like to know if AIR is running on the following TV:

    Samsung UE32C6000

    Where do I find more information about how to actually install AIR on a TV ?

  83. fox says:

    Hello,
    I am a Flex Developer and I would like to know if AIR is running on the following TV:

    Samsung UE32C6000

    Where do I find more information about how to actually install AIR on a TV ?

  84. fox says:

    Hello,
    I am a Flex Developer and I would like to know if AIR is running on the following TV:

    Samsung UE32C6000

    Where do I find more information about how to actually install AIR on a TV ?

  85. m says:

    Hello,
    I am a Flash Developer and I would like to know if AIR and SQLite dll is running on the following TV: