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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