Adobe has released AIR 2.5.1, for desktop and mobile operating systems. The version for Windows, Linux, and Mac can be found on Adobe’s Download Center and that for Android, on Android market.
This AIR release provides you with bug fixes, optimization for Gingerbread (latest Android version by Google), addresses compatibility issues, and other minor changes. Also AIR 2.5.1 is backward compatible. So apps which ask for AIR 2.5.1 to run, will work fine on Android 2.2. Developers are requested to update their apps to use 2.5.1, instead of 2.5.
If users upgrade to Gingerbread without upgrading to 2.5.1, the app will not load.
Find more details on Adobe AIR Team’s blog here
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At the MAX conference, Adobe announced an online store for Android applications! InMarket as it is called will help developers expand the reach of their apps to a wider crowd and multiple Android app markets. Be it eBooks, tablets, smartphones, and special carrier Market apps, or stores across different device types from Acer, Intel, etc., the developers can now distribute and sell their applications far easily.
Upon publishing, Adobe and store partners will validate your application within ten days. Of course, Adobe manages the credit card processing, hosting, and marketing. For providing the backbone and services Adobe will split the sales revenue in 30/70 ratio with developers getting 70% of the money.
Get started with InMarket at Adobe Developer Connection here. Also right now Adobe is offering a coupon for a free code-signing certificate.