January 5, 2011 | by Michael Heller
Hot on the heels of the news that Google is in talks with publishers to bring newspapers and magazines to Android, NVIDIA announced today that Adobe is porting the AIR platform for use on Tegra 2 devices. The announcement highlighted the idea that Adobe AIR can be used as a newspaper and magazine reader for both online and offline use.
Google is known for wanting things to be open and shareable, while Adobe is known for DRM and keeping things in a neat little package. It’s too early to say whether the Adobe AIR newsstand will compete with the rumored Google Newsstand, but given how publishers love to control their content, and keep things locked inside apps, AIR may be a more enticing option for media companies.