We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of Adobe Reader X for Android phones and tablets. Reader X is faster and more secure than the previous versions, and brings in lots of new features as well! See below for a summary of the new features in this release.
Reader X allows you to search for any text within a PDF document. Search results are highlighted as shown in the image below. Press the search key on your device, or the search icon in the floating top bar to enter the search mode. You can easily go back and forth between the search results using the buttons placed in the middle at the bottom of the screen, and press your device’s back button or the cross button on top-right to move out of the search mode.
Searching for text in the document
Also added in this release is support for password protected documents. Reader X lets you view documents protected using Acrobat X or earlier (based on RC4, AES 128-bit, and AES 256-bit algorithms).
Opening a password protected document
Quickly jumping between pages in long documents
Reader X introduces a slider which can be used to quickly move between pages (in documents larger than 5 pages). You can drag this slider thumb to quickly jump to any part of the document. You can also jump to a page by tapping at any position on the slider. The page indicator at the top left position displays the page number corresponding to the thumb position.
Jumping between pages using the Slider
Sharing a document
Also new in Reader X is the ability to easily share the currently opened document using any of the various sharing mechanisms available on your Android device. Depending on the configuration of your device, this can include sharing the document via email, Bluetooth, or various other services. Tap the Share icon in the top bar to share the document.
Sharing a document
Fit-to-Screen viewing mode
For those users who like to look at PDF documents one page at a time, Reader X introduces a new “Fit-to-Screen” viewing mode in addition to the earlier Continuous Scroll mode. This mode is especially useful if you’re reading presentations. Use the “View Mode” menu option to switch to this mode.
Switching to the Fit to Screen Viewing mode
While in Fit to Screen mode, you can navigate across pages in two ways: 1) Tap on the ‘hot zones’ near the left and right of the screen to take you to the previous or next page respectively, 2) Swipe the screen horizontally towards the left or right to navigate to the next or previous page respectively.
Reader X enables you to view the contents of PDF portfolios, and to open any PDF files contained within them. You can browse through the files and directories within the PDF portfolio in a hierarchical manner.
A PDF Portfolio
Performance & Security
Thanks to a huge emphasis on performance, Reader X is visibly faster than the previous releases. There have also been a large number of security fixes in this release making this a much more secure Reader release on this platform.
Support for Tablets
In addition to phones, Reader X has been designed to work well on Android Tablets as well. With a larger screen on the tablets you can enjoy a high quality PDF viewing experience with Reader X.
Reader X is available in 7 new languages (Czech, Danish, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Swedish) in addition to the previously supported English, German, Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch.
Access points to features
[Update: 11/19/2010] Based on user feedback on the Android Market, we’re posting below a visual guide to the access points for various features in Reader X.
Access points to various Reader X features
Needless to say, this is a feature packed release and we encourage you to install/update to Adobe Reader X and give us your valuable feedback. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on this blog post with your feedback. You can also post your queries on the User to User forums.
Please refer the Adobe Reader X for Android Release notes for further details about this release.
On behalf of the Reader Mobile Engineering Team