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It’s getting dirty out there; Adobe allows Android developers use of Photoshop, no iPhone

March 5, 2010 | by Chris Smith

Android News, Android OS, Free apps

It’s getting dirty out there; Adobe allows Android developers use of Photoshop, no iPhone

Today Adobe announced that along with their recent Android update for Photoshop.com Mobile they are now going to allow developers full advantage of Photoshop.com and allow them to integrate it into their third-party applications.  This will allow developers to “embed” all of the tools and photo editing option directly into their applications. The larger news here is that Adobe is purposely not supporting the iPhone platform.

Doug Mach, General Manager at Adobe says this:

Unlike iPhone, the Android platform allows us to make the Photoshop.com editor broadly available to developers so they can provide it within any application they are working on

This is an obvious “attack” on the iPhone OS as well as Apple as a whole for not giving the support that is needed to introduce the Flash platform. I am not going into the details of who is in the wrong here but this announcement along with the introduction of AIR and other developer tools for almost all other platforms is indication that Adobe will not support iPhone. Many are saying that HTML5 will kill off Flash but as of now Adobe Flash is still the platform to create rich web apps.

Other than that, I have to say that Photoshop.com Mobile is a useful application that can turn your run-of-mill phone pics into some seriously nice looking photos. Also, it isn’t fully featured; don’t think you are getting the whole Photoshop Suite!

Via [IntoMobile] Source [Adobe]