Old news: AIR Beta2, Flex3 Beta2, AMP prerelease and Flash Lite 3

It all happened on October 1st and I kind of ignored them because of all cool news coming from Adobe MAX.

Flash Lite 3 is out and it supports FLV video along with most SWF 8 content. Flash Lite is Flash for mobile devices, phones etc. and video support means you’ll be able to enjoy YouTube with your cell phone (of course your phone has to have FL3).

AIR public beta 2 finally supports Windows 2000 and is overall improved. I’m yet to try it. There’s also Flash CS3 update for AIR.

Matt Chotin  has the what’s new article for Flex 3, and also covers public beta 2. Ted Patrick announced price decrease for Flex Builder 3, SDK pricing won’t be changing because it’s already free. All I can say about pricing is this: Regional pricing sucks! Thank god ‘free’ doesn’t translate to a low price outside USA. As always, Ted’s blog is the place to find Flex news and info.

Adobe Media Player (AMP) is the long waited official Adobe FLV Player. It seems it’s more than that with catalogs, favorite shows etc. and offering content protection to content publishers. Requires latest AIR beta2 and I’m yet to install it. So I’ll post my impressions later.

There’s also Flex Builder for Linux alpha, released on October 2nd. It’s definitely good to see Linux support though I’m not actively using Linux but I do plan in the future, especially if Microsoft fails to deliver a decent version of Windows, something on par with XP, nothing like their latest big flop Vista.

And then there’s Adobe Inspire Experience design site alpha, you may want to check it out.

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