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Cannot install Adobe Air on Android phone

Aug 3, 2011 8:36 AM

I cannot install Adobe AIR on my Android phone (v. 2.2.1)

 

I search for "Adobe AIR" in the market and the app is not found. 

 

So, I downloaded an app that was build to run in AIR and when I launch it, I get an alert "This application requires Adobe AIR.  Install AIR now?"  I click Install and I get an alert "The requested item could not be found."

 

Then I installed the Amazon store and purchased (for free) Adobe Air, but it too fails on install. 

 

I can't believe this is an issue w/ my phone.

 

Anyone know what the issue could be?


Thanks!

 
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    Aug 3, 2011 9:55 AM   in reply to themick88

    Your phone must comply to the following system requirements for Adobe AIR to be installable.

    Android devices

     

    • VGA: Dedicated Cortex A8 (ARMv7) 550MHz App Processor with Neon for A8 only; Hardware Vector FPU
    • WVGA: Dedicated Cortex A8 (ARMv7) 800MHz App Processor; Hardware Vector FPU
    • Google Android™ 2.2 or later
    • 256MB of RAM

     

    Kindly confirm and revert.

     
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    Aug 4, 2011 11:52 AM   in reply to themick88

    What is your device model?

     
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    Aug 4, 2011 12:22 PM   in reply to themick88

    I'm sorry...

     

    This model contains an older CPU (ARMv6)... Air 2.7 requires ARMv7 or higher.

     
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    Aug 11, 2011 8:15 PM   in reply to themick88

    I cannot install Adobe on my Android phone same.

    i use LG optimus one

     

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    Aug 11, 2011 8:19 PM   in reply to Varun Bhatia

    thank,Varun Bhatia

     

     

     

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    Aug 12, 2011 2:55 AM   in reply to themick88

    Hi,

    I found requirements for Flash and Air on Android from following Sites:

    http://www.adobe.com/products/air/systemreqs/#mobile

     

    Android devices

    • VGA: Dedicated Cortex A8 (ARMv7) 550MHz App Processor with Neon for A8 only; Hardware Vector FPU
    • WVGA: Dedicated Cortex A8 (ARMv7) 800MHz App Processor; Hardware Vector FPU
    • Google Android™ 2.2 or later
    • 256MB of RAM

     

    http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/systemreqs/

     

    VGAWVGAWSVGA (1024x600)WXGA (1280x800)
    Hardware requirementsDedicated Cortex A8 (ARMv7) 550MHz App Processor with Neon for A8 only

    Hardware Vector FPU
    Dedicated Cortex A8 (ARMv7) 800MHz App Processor

    Hardware Vector FPU
    Dedicated Cortex A8 1000Mhz App Processor


    Hardware Vector FPU
    Dual-Core Cortex A8 1000Mhz App Processor


    Hardware Vector FPU
    Operating systemAndroid™ 2.2*

     

     

    If I am getting it correctly, both requires same ARM version, and Hardware Vector FPU.

    But I have found many devices, where Adobe Flash is installed and running. (If market does not show Adobe Flash, device manufacturer provides flash apk which works)

    But can not install Adobe Air. Market does not show Adobe Air.

     

    Is there any way to sort this out?

    I get feeling that as Flash is more popular software, people have got patched version for the same. But for Air, it does not exist.

     

    Thanks

     
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    Nov 7, 2011 1:50 PM   in reply to themick88

    Why Adobe AIR for Android cannot be found in the Android market in the first place??

     
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    Nov 7, 2011 1:53 PM   in reply to ebls2011

    It's here:

     

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.adobe.air&hl=en

     

    It wouldn't show up on devices that can use it. So, an Android 2.1 or earlier device for example. Or anything that doesn't have ARMv7.

     
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    Nov 7, 2011 2:04 PM   in reply to Colin Holgate

    Thanks Colin. I think this is one of the biggest downsides of using Adobe AIR for Android as how can we build an andriod app and need to ask the user to check their phone whether it has ARMv7? We just bought an Android phone 2.2 and thought that it should be able to install Adobe AIR as Adobe website only says 2.2 and above. We are gutted.

     
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    Nov 7, 2011 2:08 PM   in reply to ebls2011

    It is actually pretty hard for most people to find out if their phone has ARMv7. It is written about in the AIR requirements, and any AIR apps won't show up at all on a device that can't run them. But, there will be plenty of people who will assume that the higher end phones from only a year ago ought to cope, only to find out that they won't.

     
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    Nov 7, 2011 2:16 PM   in reply to Colin Holgate

    That's right. most people will know or can check the version of Android  but it's very hard for people to check whether it has ARMv7 processor with vector FPU, minimum 550MHz, OpenGL ES 2.0, H.264 and AAC HW decoders. Does it mean that when you develop an app that requires AIR then you will need to ask your users to find out the device requirements first? This is a really bad practice though.

     
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    Nov 7, 2011 2:18 PM   in reply to ebls2011

    If you just publish your app, it won't show up for users that can't install it.

     
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    Nov 7, 2011 2:20 PM   in reply to ebls2011

    If you're making an app for a client to use on their own devices, then yes, you would forewarn them about the requirements. For anyone else, they're not going to be able to buy it by mistake, it won't appear in the marketplace if their device isn't supported.

     
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    Nov 7, 2011 2:22 PM   in reply to Colin Holgate

    We are creating a free app for the public actually so it’s not a very good idea.

     
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    Nov 7, 2011 2:23 PM   in reply to ebls2011

    It's not a good idea? If it is for the public, then you shouldn't mind about the requirement. Most of recent phones should be able to run your app.

     
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    Dec 15, 2011 4:31 AM   in reply to themick88

    Sorry its not an answer to your original post!

    I'm also trying to install Adobe Air for Android, but on a tablet (i-box T70) with the following spec:

    Android v2.3.3

    ARM11 processor

    256MB DDR2 RAM

    WVGA

     

    The device is not being recognised. Is there anyway of installing Air (current or older) manually on my device? Its not visible on Android market place and I've not been able to download it via https://market.android.com/details?id=com.adobe&hl=en .

    Any work rounds tips etc, or even a no can do! would be very helpful and save me (and others) a lot of time.

     
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    Dec 15, 2011 8:18 AM   in reply to DaveBr1

    The naming of ARM processors and the instruction set names, can get confusing. Look at this page:

     

    http://www.arm.com/products/processors/classic/arm11/index.php

     

    You'll read there that ARM11 has a powerful ARMv6 instruction set. AIR requires the more powerful ARMv7 instruction set. So, although 11 is a bigger number than 7, that processor isn't supported.

     
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    Dec 15, 2011 9:08 AM   in reply to themick88

    the runtime.apk is included in the Air SDK (most times at least)

    http://www.adobe.com/special/products/air/sdk/

     

    It sounds like for you, it doesnt matter, but if someones device hardware was supported you can manually install this .apk or a captive runtime app.

     

    A friend has a 'viewsonic G-tab'  with no access to the normal andorid market or Air, the hardware checks out, so I recently installed Air runtime + air app  and a captive runtime Air app. Both work as expected.

     
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    Feb 14, 2012 6:03 AM   in reply to ebls2011

    Bad practice is still the second thing. The main point is that you are going to lost your potential customer when they found that their phones can't run your apps.

     

    Here is the list of ARMv6 phones:

     

    • Android SDK emulator
    • Asus Garmin nuvifone A50 (T-Mobile Garminfone)
    • Augen GENTouch 78 Tablet
    • Coby Kyros Internet Tablet (MID7015)
    • Geeksphone One, Geeksphone Zero
    • HTC Aria
    • HTC ChaCha
    • HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1, Android Dev Phone 1)
    • HTC Droid Eris
    • HTC Espresso (T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide)
    • HTC Hero (T-Mobile G2 Touch)
    • HTC Legend
    • HTC Magic (T-Mobile myTouch 3G, T-Mobile G1 Touch)
    • HTC Salsa
    • HTC Tattoo
    • HTC Wildfire
    • Huawei Ascend
    • Huawei Ideos U8150-B (T-Mobile Comet)
    • Huawei U8110 (T-Mobile Pulse Mini)
    • Huawei U8230
    • LG Ally (Apex) (LG VS740)
    • LG GW620 (Eve, InTouch Max, LinkMe)
    • LG Optimus, Optimus M, Optimus T, Optimus S, Optimus V
    • LG Vortex
    • MAG iMiTO iM7
    • MAG iMiTO iM7S
    • Motorola Backflip
    • Motorola Citrus
    • Motorola Cliq (MB200)
    • Motorola Dext
    • Motorola Devour
    • Motorola i1
    • Motorola Spice XT300
    • Motorola Quench XT5 XT502
    • Pandigital Novel
    • Samsung Behold, Behold 2
    • Samsung GT-S5570 Galaxy Mini
    • Samsung Galaxy Y
    • Samsung i5500 Galaxy 5 (Corby)
    • Samsung i5700 Galaxy Portal (Spica)
    • Samsung i5800 Galaxy 3
    • Samsung i7500 Galaxy
    • Samsung Intercept
    • Samsung M900 Moment
    • Samsung S5830 Galaxy Ace
    • Samsung Transform
    • Sanyo ZIO M6000
    • Sony Ericsson Xperia X8
    • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini
    • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro
    • Superpad 10.2" Tablet PC
    • Viewsonic ViewPad 7 Tablet
    • Velocity Micro T103 Cruz tablet
    • Vodafone 845
    • ZTE Blade / San Francisco
    • ZTE Light / V9
    • and many more
     
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    May 8, 2012 1:07 PM   in reply to Yue_Hong

    The system requirements for Adobe AIR are RIDICULOUSLY high.

    A lot of devices won't be able to run a lot of apps that their hardware should be PERFECTLY capable of running.

     

    But what else can we expect from Adobe?

     
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