Adobe Creative Cloud

What about Android?

An update on mobile support.

Our vision for our mobile apps is to push the boundaries of where and how you can create. Whether you’re capturing inspiration on the go, sketching your ideas on the fly or compositing photos, these mobile apps are fundamentally connected by your Creative Profile and help make your graphics, colors, brushes available to you as you move from app to app and from your phone to desktop.

While we initially launched these apps on iOS, we didn’t forget you Android. We’re working hard to develop Android phone support for some of our most popular apps. But we want to do it right, in a way that complements the strengths of the Android user experience and design. While we can’t offer specific release dates, you should expect to see the first of these apps starting in Summer 2015.

We’re also eagerly developing an Android version of the Creative SDK, which powers both Adobe and third-party apps. This SDK will allow the creation of more Android apps that connect you to your Creative Profile wherever you are.

As of now, there are Android phone apps available for the creative social network Behance, Behance Creative Portfolio, Creative Cloud file management, and Lightroom.
Can’t wait to get your hands on Creative Cloud mobile apps for Android? Interested in helping us test them? Check into joining our Android beta program.

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  • By John - 9:46 AM on April 16, 2015  

    Thank you for the update!

  • By Gregg - 9:50 AM on April 16, 2015  

    Thank you Adobe! I’m looking forward to using these amazing apps for Android!

  • By Ocube - 11:13 AM on April 16, 2015  

    Nice to get updates but its been a few years now… Smaller companies have been able to deliver apps both for Android and iOS. It feels wrong seeing we don’t pay less than iOS subscribers.

  • By Joseph Labrecque - 12:13 PM on April 16, 2015  

    THANK YOU, Adobe! Many creatives are on Android and this is wonderful to see the problem being directly addressed! ;D

  • By Geoff - 12:59 PM on April 16, 2015  

    Woohoo! I’ve never really understood why app developers prefer to develop for iOS since Android as of Q4 2014 has 76.6% of smartphone user share compared to the 19.7% of iOS. I mean I realize iOS is probably easier to develop for and test because of the smaller number of devices running it but still.

    Either way glad to hear that CC apps are on the way for Android. Thanks!

    • By Stephen Cupp - 11:36 AM on April 20, 2015  

      You need to look beyond user share and look at revenue generated to the developers. Developers almost always make more money with iOS apps vs Android apps.

  • By Mark - 1:31 PM on April 16, 2015  

    It’s not Android PHONE support we want, it’s Android TABLET support. What’s the point of making Lightroom mobile for Android phone and not, where it might be actually useful, for Android Tablets?

    • By Mohammeod Bouzaid - 2:46 PM on April 16, 2015  

      In android Phone = Tablet
      there’s just a difference in screen seize there is no difference in the Operating System, if it works on Phone surly it’ll work in Tablet cause it the same, unlike iOS Tablet doesn’t work as Phone, when we speak about the structure of The OS, if you know what I mean
      that was just to make things clear. That’s all 🙂 ;

      • By Cisco - 9:57 AM on April 17, 2015  

        The Play Store recognizes if the device is a Tablet or Phone. Lightroom as of now still only works for Android Mobile.

      • By Joel - 10:32 AM on April 22, 2015  

        Just because the apps will run on Android tablets doesn’t always mean they’re optimized for larger screen sizes. If Adobe is following the new material guidelines, this shouldn’t be a concern though.

    • By Margaret Young - 5:10 PM on April 16, 2015  

      I’m with you there Mark. I have two android tablets, one of which I use in my classroom. Android tablet apps would be awesome. I’ve been very envious of those with Apple who can use the wonderful free apps.

  • By Rost - 2:07 PM on April 16, 2015  

    What about Windows Phone? It will be very nice to have such apps as Adobe Color / Shape / Brush / Comp, etc on WP Devices. Please make this happen.

    • By Stephen Cupp - 11:37 AM on April 20, 2015  

      This will probably come after Windows 10. That would be my guess.

    • By Joel - 10:29 AM on April 22, 2015  

      Adobe announced a partnership with Microsoft back at MAX including showing concepts for their creative phone and tablet apps (as well as better Surface+Windows 10 support for the core suite.) We should hopefully be seeing these roll out in the near future after Windows 10 is launched on the Microsoft ecosystem.

  • By Sergio A.M. - 2:55 PM on April 16, 2015  

    Well that was fast. /s

  • By Ed - 11:13 PM on April 16, 2015  

    It’s incredible to me that you, like many other companies, treat Android as a second class platform. The very company that decided to kill Flash gets concepts and software releases first while Android and its users get to sit around hoping for parity even though we pay the exact same for a CC license. I find it baffling, you guys need to take Android more seriously, hire competent developers who are truly passionate about Android. It seems the tech industry doesn’t consider this a priority.

  • By Naceron - 11:35 PM on April 16, 2015  

    Good, but what about Windows Apps (phone and tablets) ?!! Adobe apps on Surface would be great.

  • By Goy - 3:14 AM on April 17, 2015  

    I must say I’m very surprised by Adobe releasing first for IOs. Seeing this from here (Switzerland) it seems inadequate. No professional would use an iPad for prof. purposes here.

  • By Aidan - 8:30 AM on April 17, 2015  

    This makes me happy. It’s about time that Android got some Creative Cloud love. Now – if I could pick up my Premiere edits on my Nexus, that would be magic!

  • By Mike H. - 9:51 AM on April 17, 2015  

    Thank you for the update, Adobe! The new Acrobat DC looks and functions quite nicely, so I’ll be happy to see new apps with the polish of some extra time behind them.

  • By Rafael - 10:14 AM on April 17, 2015  

    After years being on IOS, I moved on Android a year ago. I miss some apps, but I found mostly everything I need. I’m glad to read that Adobe is bringing its apps on Android. Problem is that Android platform has more people installing apps illegally. Which makes sadly developers preferring the IOS platform.

  • By stevejobsdiedofkarma - 4:17 PM on April 17, 2015  

    blah blah blah. they have said this for years. I won’t get too excited about it until it happens and the features are equal on both platforms.

  • By Maik B. - 11:03 PM on April 17, 2015  

    I was and still I am a little surprised about the policy that IOS came first. Checking stats, at least in local (Poland) and European market overall, most pros and consumers using Android strongly over IOS mobile devices. The deep insights of “business” I guess 🙂 Anyway, gladly looking forward to these Apps coming for Android. Keep the good work up!

  • By Mulder - 12:41 AM on April 20, 2015  

    Don’t waste your time on Android, it will soon be a forgotten OS anyway… Everybody is switching to iPhone.

  • By Battletech Designs - 6:48 AM on April 20, 2015  

    will this updated be only for android phones or for both android rooted devices and non rooted devices. I as this because LightRoom is currently only for rooted devices when the majority of android products are non-rooted

    • By Ellie - 8:35 AM on April 21, 2015  

      I am using Lightroom for Android on my phone which is not rooted. I don’t know why you think it’s for rooted devices. And many have been using it on tablets (as did I) by simply exporting the SDK and emailing to ourselves. Then install on the tablet. Worked fine.

  • By jmalmsten - 8:25 AM on April 20, 2015  

    “We’re working hard to develop Android phone support for some of our most popular apps.”

    heheh… “SOME of our most popular apps”… 🙂

  • By Eugene - 8:53 AM on April 20, 2015  

    It’s very disappointing that everything is released for iOS first, as it’s not 2005 anymore, not everyone is taken by iphones, ipads and everything expensively Apple.

    Really should work on dual releasing both to capture both markets at the same time.

    • By Alan Gilbertson - 10:58 AM on April 20, 2015  

      It’s easy to be an armchair critic, but in this case the criticism is misplaced. There were specific technical and Play Store challenges that prevented Adobe from doing Android versions for a long time. The devs were at least as frustrated as the customers. Glad to see the roadblocks are being overcome.

  • By Tim - 7:47 PM on April 21, 2015  

    Well, when Adobe makes good on this promise, I will consider purchasing a CC license again. It really pisses me off when a company uses my money to develop free products that I can’t use. Make it available on all platforms or charge for it. I refuse to subsidize development for iOS apps.

  • By JMG - 9:27 AM on April 22, 2015  

    I’ll believe this when I see it. We’ve had our lariats pulled before.

  • By Tiago - 8:50 PM on April 22, 2015  

    Great news! I’m a IOS user but I’m really happy with this news because most of my partners in the animation studio are ANDROID users and soon they’ll be able to use all the powerfull tools that I use do speed our creative work!

  • By Ian Upton - 10:02 AM on April 27, 2015  

    Voice and Slate are superb apps. Slate can be used to create resources that can be viewed by all. But for me to seriously use these in the classroom I have to be inclusive and iOS only is a barrier for me.

    So if ‘popular apps’ include the likes of Slate and Voice this is exceptionally good news!