Adobe has released version 2.6 of its Adobe AIR runtime for Android. The update adds support for Android 3.0 and the latest Android tablet devices -- including the Motorola Xoom -- as well as improvements to performance.
Highlights include up to 20% faster scrolling, H.264 video decoding at 30FPS, and GPU-accelerated animation or gaming at up to 50FPS. Greater gesture support has also been rolled in, plus Bitmap Capture for StageWebView for tighter HTML and Flash visual integration, and Asynchronous Bitmap Decoding, for improved image transitions.
The 2.6 SDK is also on target for a H2 2011 release, but apps developed with the 2.5 SDK will of course run fine with the AIR 2.6 runtime.
AIR 2.6 provides the foundation for the new Content Viewer for Android, part of Digital Publishing Suite, that enable publishers to author immersive, engaging publications and deploy content across platforms and different devices. Major publishers using DPS are on board to create and distribute content using Content Viewer. Cond