What will it take to get Adobe to help RIM update their AIR runtime to 3.2/3.3 for both the PlayBook and BB10 phones? Both of these are the best platforms to run AIR and Stage3D would be a value to all communities. I know RIM is responsible for the runtime, but they cannot do it without the assistance of Adobe. If we lose support at RIM, the other platforms may follow. We need to keep the eco-system evolving, or we will be stuck with HTML5.
I have my app running with AIR 3.1 on the BB10 phone and it runs great. It will run better with the latest, accelerated version.
Well .. I need this as well. But realistically... why would Adobe use resources and time for a platform no one uses ? There's a little over 1 million PlayBooks out there.
Majority of the PlayBooks out there were purchased by RIM employees.. they got a massive discount. ( $99.00 ).
The rest that are out there.. a good chunk are corporate users that don't really browse the app store.
It's just not worth the effort.
That might be true for the tablet side, but BB10 phones schedule out later this year will have a much larger consumer base.
I don't believe all Blackberry's product managers are become mad and they will be include AIR runtime without Adobe support. Don't panic! people are not fool.
Anyway that is a great new. Just the same AIR app will run on iOS, Android and BB10! Adobe has a lot of interest in AIR as game platform, so sure they are interested in embracing as much platforms as possible and of course, corporate users also buy games. Fortunately, where AIR runs Flex apps can also run. So,.. what is the problem? I only see good things and no problems.
@jtegen - Will they ? I think otherwise. Recent numbers show a major decline. The new OS is not great. Its "ok" ( I've used it ).. RIM is telling their customer base in their current marketing campaigns that touch screens suck and you can't type 1,000 emails a day on them... yet they are releasing the first BB10 phone as a TouchScreen only phone. You really think it's going to sell ? .. Remember .. iPhone5 will be launching around the same time as the first BB10 phone. That will be enough to put a stop to sales of the BB10 phones.
Things are not that black and white. RIM is only trying to achive a 20% market share and have said they are not competing with Apple's iPhone. They are in different markets. I have a BB10 phone and its current release is a copy of the PlayBook, there are some really good updates along the way. We do not know what the final phones will be. Some prototypes have keyboards, some will not. BB10 phones will sale. Will it be 20% of the market. Who really know right now.
I live in Waterloo.. I've used the BB10 phone already.. the full TouchScreen model ( WITH software running on it ) .. not the crappy dev device they gave out to developers.
The phone is (ok) ... its not great, but also not complete garbage. .. but it's not enough of a game changer to make people leave Android or iOS for it.
Will developers bother ? Time will tell.
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