Adobe AIR 2.7 User Release Notes

The Adobe AIR runtime powers many popular desktop applications, including video players, enterprise applications, games, and productivity tools. Prior to running these applications, the user must install Adobe AIR.

This document contains system requirements, installation instructions, known issues, and other information about using AIR 2.7

AIR runtime system requirements



















Minimum: Intel® Pentium® III 1GHz or faster processor Recommended: Pentium 4 2GHz or faster 



Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor. 



ARMv7 processor with Vector FPU Minimum 550Mhz OpenGL ES2.0 H.264 & AAC H/W Decoders



iPod Touch 4th generation iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 iPad



Operating System 



Microsoft® Windows® XP Home, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 2 or 3 (including 64 bit editions), Windows Server® 2003, Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (including 64-bit editions) with Service Pack 1, or Windows 7  (including 64 bit editions)



Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6



Google Android™ 2.2, 2.3 and 3.0



iOS 4 and  higher






Minimum: 512MB RAM; Recommended: 1GB RAM 



Minimum: 512MB RAM; Recommended: 1GB RAM 



256MB RAM 



As available in the above mentioned device.



Note: Linux desktop distributions are not supported with AIR 2.7. Users can install and run AIR 2.6 and earlier applications but will not be able to install or update to AIR 2.7.

What's new in AIR 2.7 

  • Install AIR Runtime to SD – This feature allows end users to install or move AIR runtime onto SD cards of their Android devices so they can free up storage space on the phone.
  • Improved performance on iOS: We have made runtime optimization to allow developers to deliver higher-performance apps on iOS.
  • Media Measurement – Measuring video just got easier. Using Adobe® SiteCatalyst® with Adobe AIR 2.7 or Flash Player 10.3, developers can implement video analytics for either standalone apps or websites with as little as two lines of code.  Analytics solution providers can use a new set of open APIs to easily implement consistent video analytics irrespective of implementation or delivery protocol.  Media Measurement for AIR and Flash Player allows companies to get real-time, aggregated reporting of how their video content is distributed, what the audience reach is, and how much video is played.  Please note that Media Measurement is not yet available for the iOS packager in this release.
  • Acoustic Echo Cancellation – AIR 2.7 enables developers to create real-time online collaboration experiences with high-quality audio, such as telephony, in-game voice chat, and group conferencing applications outside the browser for desktop OSes. Developers can take advantage of acoustic echo cancellation, noise suppression, voice activity detection, and automatic compensation for various microphone input levels. End users will be able to experience higher quality audio facilitating smoother conversation flow, without using a headset.  This feature is available for desktop platforms only
  • Enhanced HTMLLoader API – With AIR 2.7, developers will have more control over how clickable links behave in HTML content within a standalone desktop app. This feature will enable content publishers to achieve seamless weblink-style navigation directly within desktop apps such as magazine viewers and ebook readers.

Adobe AIR version

The final version of AIR 2.7 desktop available in this program is 

Installation and uninstallation

Please refer to the following tech note for installer troubleshooting:

After reviewing the installation tech note, if you still encounter problems please visit our installation forum to ask questions and review other solutions.  

AIR Installation Forum:


Adobe AIR for Android provides important bug fixes and addresses compatibility issues with some content using cross-domain policy files.


Adobe AIR includes security enhancements described in Security Bulletin APSB11-13



Adobe AIR includes security enhancements described in Security Bulletin APSB11-21

Known limitations

AIR on iOS

  • When an application doing live streaming from camera and playing back as well, is relaunched after a screen lock, it may remain frozen at the frame where it was when the phone was locked. (2827488)

  • Incorrect positioning of content can occur when content is started on landscape. (2852193)

AIR on Android 

  • Live streaming video/audio may get out of sync after the device has gone to sleep and been re-awakened. (2854708)

  • Flash Builder debugging does not detect runtime version on the device correctly. (Win and Mac) (2888090) - Workaround : Simply click No and continue debug session. Even if we click Yes, it actually do not upgrade Adobe AIR on the device.

  • The “Press” and “Tap” Android gestures are not appropriately firing. (2842641)

  • Applications that dynamically lay-out and display content based on the orientation may flicker in some cases. (2833644) 


To report a feature request, please submit and vote on ideas using the Adobe AIR Ideas website

To report a bug, please report the issue using the Adobe Flash Runtime bugbase.

To discuss issues and ideas, please visit our Adobe AIR forum 

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