Adobe Reader For Android: But Likely Not For YOU!

Introducing Adobe Reader for Android

This would be a great development except the System Requirements immediately bring the Not Happy:

  • Android v 2.1 and above
  • 550 MHz processor
  • Currently Supported Devices: Motorola Droid, Motorola Milestone & Google Nexus One (While we have not yet tested against other Android devices, we expect they may also run the application just fine.)

Well, I tweeted this news and asked someone with an Archos 5 Internet Tablet to try it. Pal jkk obliged and here is what he got:


Click = big

So, that’s one less device to be tested.

Also, this won’t run on the upcoming Archos 7 Home Tablet, either. That’s also Android 1.x-based and has a slower and less-powerful CPU than the A5IT.

I’d really like to know how Adobe’s software would handle a PDF from Google Books. Do they dare do a video demonstration of that, as they like to for Flash?

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