Update: Adobe AIR 3 is available as well.
Adobe Photoshop Touch Coming to Android in November, Showcased on Samsung Prototype Tablet (Updated)
Adobe Photoshop Touch was just demoed on stage here at Adobe MAX, dropping quite a few jaws and grabbing enough cheers to get us excited. I actually booked it immediately after the on-stage walk-through over to Samsung’s booth to get some hands-on time with it and I’ve got to say, that this is going to be one cool tool when it launches in November. As a piece of software that won’t be here for another month, it was very polished, easy to navigate, and powerful. While I am by no means a PS pro, I saw every tool, brush, and setting that gets me through my day.
The tablet that Adobe is using to showcase it on is a prototype from Samsung that they won’t reveal much on (no it’s not running Ice Cream Sandwich). It was built specifically for their new pen technology that is pressure sensitive and allows you to draw, erase and choose colors in a jiff. In fact, we aren’t sure this model will ever make it to stores, but the idea of this type of pen experience on a tablet is intriguing.
The app will run $9.99 when it is released.
Update: In the Adobe executive team Q&A that is going on right now, one question brought up the idea of plug-ins to Photoshop Touch. Would there ever be any? As of now, there are no plans, but you get the feeling that Adobe has already thought about it and will possibly introduce them in the future. They did point out though, that tablets right now are where PCs were 5 years ago. What they mean by that is that we have a long way to go before tablets can even come close to what we can currently do on a computer. Could plug-ins come in the next year? Possibly. I think NVIDIA’s quad-core processor is a step towards this happening.
Update 2: In case anyone was wondering, all of their new Touch apps were built in Adobe AIR.
Press release, including their other new Touch apps below.
Adobe has announced that Flash Player 11 and Adobe AIR 3 will be made available later tonight around 9PM Pacific or midnight for you east coasters. Both releases will eventually bring major improvements that will help to revolutionize the way we game and consume content across multiple mobile platforms. With this initial release though, we won’t see Stage3D, which is the major component to bringing hardware accelerated 2D and 3D graphics that can do upwards of 60 frames per second.
So for now, we’ll just have to look forward to these releases as stability and speed enhancers over 10.3 with the console-quality gaming to come at a later date.
Adobe MAX is going off this week and we are here in L.A. to see what goodies they have to offer. So far they have been pretty mum on details, but would imagine that there will be plenty of mobile talk for all of us to enjoy. Everyone remember the Flash Player 11 announcement from a couple of weeks back? This should be a great opportunity for us to finally get a real look at their 3D plans for it among other things. And of course, there will likely be other cross-platform announcements that are sure to dominate the show.
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