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Adobe AIR Beta

New features for out-of-browser application development

The Adode® Flash® Platform runtimes, Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR®, allow developers to create rich experiences – from console quality games and interactive content to full HD premium video – for desktop browsers as well as desktop and mobile apps for iOS (iPhone/iPad) and Android mobile devices.

Developers can leverage a common codebase to deliver tailored, optimized games, content, and apps across screens using Flash Professional and Flash Builder®. Adobe AIR allows developers to package their Flash-enabled content into apps that reach over 1 billion personal computers and 500 million mobile devices.

AIR Beta Features

Thank you for your interest in the AIR beta. This beta release provides access to the AIR runtime and SDK for Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android. Please see our release notes for details on new features, recent fixes and known issues.

Your feedback is a critical component for a successful and stable release. We encourage you to let us know if you encounter any problems or have suggestions on how we can improve AIR. Feedback can be provided to us via our public bug database and our AIR beta forum.

ActionScript 2.0 Compiler

The Actionscript Compiler 2.0 has been incorporated into the AIR SDK 4.0 (named “AIR SDK 4.0 & Compiler”) and retired as a separate download from Adobe Labs on March 14, 2013. Users may download AIR SDK & Compiler for AIR 3.4 to 3.9 from the archive page.

Getting Started

Follow these steps to get started with the AIR beta:

  1. Download the AIR beta
  2. Review the release notes to learn how to implement the new features
  3. Send us your feedback and bug reports (English only)
  4. Ask questions and share your feedback in the AIR beta forum

    Please note that your submission of comments, ideas, feature requests and techniques on this and other Adobe maintained forums, as well as Adobe's right to use such materials, is governed by the Terms of Use.


Below you'll find references and links to help you participate in the AIR community.

Online Forum

Ask questions, discuss, and share feedback with other users and the engineering team in the online forums.

Please note that your submission of comments, ideas, feature requests and techniques on this and other Adobe maintained forums, as well as Adobe's right to use such materials, is governed by the Terms of Use.

Adobe Feeds

Keep your eye on developing conversations and news in the blogging community on Adobe Feeds.

Review the AIR smart category on Adobe Feeds

Adobe Developer Connection

Learn more about AIR in the Adobe Developer Connection.


If you want to learn more about releases on Labs as well as other Adobe technologies, visiting a user group or connecting with an Adobe Community Professional is a great place to start.

Product Details



Is AIR beta supported on Windows 8 Classic?
Yes, AIR is currently supported on Windows 8.1 Classic Desktop.
Is AIR beta supported on Windows 8 Modern?
Adobe AIR is available and supported for Windows 8.1 Classic Desktop on x86 based computers. Adobe currently has no plans to support Adobe AIR for Windows 8 Modern UI applications.
Can I release my app using a beta version of the AIR runtime?
Adobe does not recommend releasing apps based on prerelease versions of Adobe AIR, however, we will no longer watermark or expire prerelease versions of AIR. Developers that choose to release their apps using beta versions of the captive runtime do so at their own risk, and should test the apps accordingly.

System Requirements

The minimum system requirements for AIR beta are as follows:


  • Microsoft® Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 Classic or Windows 10
  • AIR SDK Development Supports Microsoft® Windows 7 and above, 64-bit only

Mac OS

  • Mac OS X 10.10 and above
  • AIR SDK Development Supports Mac OS 10.12 and above


  • iOS 9 and above


  • ARMv7/x86 processor with Vector FPU, Minimum 550MHz, OpenGL ES2.0, H.264 & AAC H/W Decoders
  • Android 4.0 and above


Release Notes

The AIR beta is designed for evaluation purposes only. We do not recommended that this release be used on production systems or for any mission-critical work.

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