On Monday, Adobe announced six new tablet apps. The Macrumors article about the announcement notes that the Android apps will be available next month but the iOS availability is scheduled for "early 2012". The question: if Adobe Flash/AIR with Adobe's packager is such a great programming environment, why isn't Adobe releasing these as Flash/AIR apps? Why did they go to the trouble of creating native apps for each of these two environments? The Flash-advocates here seemingly claim that their coding and execution environment is comparable to iOS and Android native environments. The very company we would expect to agree to act consistently with that claim clearly doesn't believe it. What gives? What message should we take from Adobe's refusal to use Flash/AIR for their own tablet programs?