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I looked at the publisher's system requirements for Adobe Air.

I compared that list to Huawei's device specs, but Huawei's list doesn't mention if the device has

ARMv7 processor with vector FPU, minimum 550MHz, OpenGL ES 2.0, H.264 and AAC HW decoders

How can I figure out why the store says the device is incompatible, and whether that conclusion is correct? I would prefer an answer that didn't involve installing the SDK, but if it requires reading and comparing device.prop and the APK, please provide a link to suitable directions.

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Your device doesn't have an Armv7 processor.

It has an Armv6. You can confirm this by attempting to download apps like Temple Run & Firefox from the market - these all need Armv7 processors. You can also install Device Info to check it yourself, it gives you detailed information.

Also, according to GSM Arena your processor is clocked to 600Mhz - the same as most Armv6 devices.

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Thanks. Perhaps I am not the only one who finds ARM version numbering hard to find, and then hard to understand :) Of course it is a budget phone, so I don't expect it to run everything, even though Flash Media apps such as BBC iPlayer would be nice. (You are right: Firefox and Temple Run won't install either.) –  dcorking Jan 6 '13 at 11:56
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@dcorking Most budget phones come with Armv6 processors as, well, they are cheaper! They also require less RAM... There was a flash player for Armv6 devices, you will have to Google for it. Not sure about Air though, and the flash didn't run that well... –  Liam W Jan 6 '13 at 12:01
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@LiamW most new phones sport an ARMv7 today. forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1596800 –  ce4 Jan 6 '13 at 12:11
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@ce4 True, however some still don't... –  Liam W Jan 6 '13 at 12:21
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Over at XDA the flashplayer app can still be downloaded: forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1850772 –  ce4 Jan 6 '13 at 23:29
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