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BlackBerry 10 Jam still on while RIM brings SDK

BlackBerry 10 Jam still on while RIM brings SDK

The developer conference known as BlackBerry 10 Jam will take place aside BlackBerry World this May as planned on the first through the third. This event will be an opportunity for developers to get in touch with RIM officials and to get their first look at the official BlackBerry 10 Native SDK tool. Developers will also get their first look and access to tools including BlackBerry 10 WebWorks SDK, BlackBerry 10 SDK for Adobe Air, and of course BlackBerry 10 SDK for Android apps.

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Galaxy Nexus getting Flash and AIR support come December

Galaxy Nexus getting Flash and AIR support come December

We knew that Adobe was on track to roll out Adobe Flash support for Android 4.0 (and in particular, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus) before the end of this year but, at that time, we didn't know the exact month, whether it'd be either November or December. Now, fast forwarding to today, Adobe has just tied up a couple loose ends and confirmed that Adobe Flash Player 11.1 and Adobe AIR 3.1 will both be heading to the Galaxy Nexus (and thus Android 4.0) at some point next month in December.

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Adobe yanks Flash Smart TV strategy but RIM won’t let go

Adobe yanks Flash Smart TV strategy but RIM won’t let go

Adobe isn't just axing Flash Player for Mobile, but refocusing its approach toward smart TV as well, pushing native apps rather than Flash compatibility. Although the company will continue to support existing licensees of its Open Screen Project, an Adobe spokesperson told GigaOM, it now believes "the right approach to deliver content on televisions is through applications, not a web browsing experience." Meanwhile, RIM has confirmed that it will independently develop Flash for the BlackBerry PlayBook, telling AllThingsD that it has licensed Adobe's source code.

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Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 downloads available tonight

Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 downloads available tonight

Adobe announced that its Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 will be available for download tonight starting at 9PM Pacific Time or midnight for folks on the East Coast. These latest updates were detailed back in September and are expected to bring significant improvements such as faster rendering speeds and support for 3D gaming on a variety of platforms, including mobile devices as well as connected TVs.

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Adobe Shutters AIR Marketplace And InMarket

Adobe Shutters AIR Marketplace And InMarket

Adobe will be shutting down its two app stores, the AIR Marketplace and the InMarket. The decision shows signs of defeat as well as wisdom, as Adobe reasons that developers now have many newer and more popular marketplace platforms to which they can distribute their apps. And given that, Adobe feels it should refocus resources on making it easier for developers to publish to multiple platforms rather than continuing to support its own platforms.

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Adobe prioritizes AIR Linux porting kit, will no longer offer new versions of AIR or AIR SDK directly

Adobe prioritizes AIR Linux porting kit, will no longer offer new versions of AIR or AIR SDK directly

Adobe has stated that by the end of 2011 it expects that there will be more than 200 million smartphones and tablets that will be able to run Adobe AIR apps. That will include Android and iOS devices as well as the Blackberry Tablet OS devices that are on the market. Adobe says it is committed to bringing its runtime technologies to platforms and devices that are important to end users through its partners.

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Samsung out smart TV plans: Time Warner & Comcast apps; DirecTV streaming & Adobe AIR

Samsung out smart TV plans: Time Warner & Comcast apps; DirecTV streaming & Adobe AIR

Samsung is making moves to kill off the cable STB, and feathering its Galaxy Tab media line-up at the same time. The Korean company has announced partnerships with DirecTV, Time Warner Cable and Comcast that will see digital content services from the three companies feature on upcoming Samsung smart TV sets. However, it will also see Time Warner's cable service and Comcast's Xfinity available as an app on the Galaxy Tab.

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BlackBerry PlayBook gets Adobe AIR video demo

BlackBerry PlayBook gets Adobe AIR video demo

RIM came in for some criticism for not only keeping their BlackBerry PlayBook tablet behind glass after the slate's official unveil, but for not even having a unit on-stage during the announcement, leading to speculation that the Canadian company didn't even have a working unit to show.  That's obviously not been the case at this week's Adobe MAX conference keynote, during which RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis whipped out a PlayBook for a demo.

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Adobe AIR 2.5 released for tablets, phones & TVs; InMarket eases app distribution

Adobe AIR 2.5 released for tablets, phones & TVs; InMarket eases app distribution

Adobe's ambitions for cross-platform software are getting a boost today, with the release of Adobe AIR 2.5.  Now eyeing TVs, mobile devices, desktops and tablets - including Samsung's SmartTVs, RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook and Android smartphones - AIR 2.5 includes support for a broader range of hardware, such as the accelerometer, camera, video, microphone and GPS, together with multitouch and gestures.  The company is also kicking off another round of arguments with Apple, saying that "after Apple changed its App Store policies, we have revived our efforts to bring AIR onto iOS."  Finally, there's a new distribution system called Adobe InMarket, for developers wanting an easier way to release apps in multiple download stores.

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