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Adobe Reader X now available for Android and desktop OSes

For better or worse, Adobe's latest iteration of Reader is now available for both Android and desktop OSes. From the sandboxed Reader 'protected-mode', to the new multimedia implementations, there's quite a bit in the new Acrobat X suite of software.

Adobe Reader for Android brings quite a few changes with one of the highlights being text search, an invaluable tool for anyone reading any sort of journal or research documents, which are primarily distributed in PDF format. Password-protected documents have also made an appearance, as have several document handling tweaks like quick page jumping and 'fit-to-screen' wrapping or text reflow with the option for continuous scroll or pagination. New sharing options have also been implemented over Bluetooth, email and specifically Gmail.

Other changes including security and performance improvements have also been made with a complete list of new features available on the Reader Mobile blog. Have a flick through the gallery below if you want to explore the Android app.

Adobe Reader X for Android [Market] - Free
Adobe Reader for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris

Adobe Reader X for Android

Adobe Reader for Android Release Notes

Minimum System Requirements

Android v 2.1 and above
550 MHz processor
256 MB of RAM
4.6 MB of available storage space

Certified against: Motorola Droid2/Milestone2, HTC Desire, HTC Legend, Samsung Galaxy, Motorola Droid/Milestone and Samsung Galaxy Tab.

For current Adobe Reader for Android system requirements, visit

Supported Languages

Adobe Reader X for Android supports the following languages:

Brazilian Portuguese

Installing/Uninstalling Adobe Reader X for Android


Install directly from the Android Market. e.g.: from an android device click here to install.


Android Market --> Installed Applications --> Adobe Reader --> Uninstall


Under Settings --> Applications --> Manage Applications --> Adobe Reader

Major Features Added

Opening of PDF Portfolios
Opening of Password Protected PDF Files
Text Search
Additional viewing mode - Fit To Screen
Navigational tools - Scrubber & Hot Spots
Support for Installation/movement to SD Card
Share your PDF documents using installed handlers, such as Email, Bluetooth

Known Issues

Sometimes the searched text hides beneath the search text box. (2741768)
Potfolios created using A8 can not be opened.

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