An important piece of Adobe is going Google. Rather than an app, the new addition is Adobe’s now former head of Photoshop, John Nack. After 14 years at Adobe, Nack now says he’s joining Google’s digital photography team.
Photoshop Express for Android has been revamped, offering users more editing tools. Adobe says their app has been completely redesigned, and thoroughly reimagined for Android 4.4. Those with the full Photoshop suite will love the new Express app, as will those who use it casually.
Adobe Reader has been updated, and brings with it some interesting new features. Users will now gain the ability to convert files to Word or Excel, and conversely take those file types and convert them to PDF. while the app remains free, the added functionality does not come cheap.
When it comes to Adobe the first thought of many is likely to be something software related. Up until now, that would have been the case. Moving forward though, it looks like Adobe will have Project Napoleon and Project Mighty. Both of these are hardware items and yes, they will both work together. Napoleon deals with a digital ruler and Mighty deals with a cloud connected pen.
While we see updates for tons of apps on a daily basis when there is nearly 700,000 in the Play Store, today a few noteworthy apps all received updates. We figured a quick round up regarding all the updates from Google, as well as Adobe Reader was in order so you all know what to expect, and to see what's new. Google updated three apps today, although mostly just minor changes.
Adobe Photoshop Touch has been available for Android tablets for some time now, however as of today, that support has come available for smartphones as well. The smartphone support has arrived in the form of a new app called Photoshop Touch for Phone and can be found by way of the Google Play Store. The app will seem familiar for those who have been using the tablet version. One exception to that statement however is the price, Photoshop Touch for Phone is $4.99.
If you're a frequent user of Photoshop Touch and you happen to have a 7-inch tablet lying around, then pay attention to this next bit of news. Adobe has pushed out an update for the photo editor, and one of the biggest features added in this update is support for 7-inch screens. However, just having a 7-inch tablet doesn't necessarily mean that you'll be able to use Photoshop Touch on it.
We've heard this more than a few times, but today Adobe looks to get serious and actually do it. Starting tomorrow Adobe will no longer be allowing users to download their Flash Player for Android. It has officially reached the end of its life. Adobe has been a part of Android for a long time, but they are finally dropping support.
Today Adobe is pushing a quick and stealthy update to Flash Player 11.2 in the Google Play Store that is fixing some problems with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Although they've claimed to be dropping support, today's update will fix some problems specifically related to Android 4.0 ICS, but you'll have to dig for a change log from Adobe.
Adobe has just recently announced Shadow, their new toolkit to help developers make their web page perfectly functional on any mobile device. With so many different Android devices currently on the market, this is going to work wonders for web professionals when trying to find problems in their code. As you navigate through each page and link, Shadow lets you know what will be compatible with different screen sizes.