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Adobe releases its first video editor for Android

Adobe releases its first video editor for Android

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Adobe has been starting to pay more attention to Android, and that continues today with the launch of Premiere Clip, the first video editor it's brought to Google's platform. Premiere Clip on Android is pretty much identical to Premiere Clip on iOS, which launched around this time last year: it's an easy-to-use but surprisingly capable video editor that lets you assemble clips, adjust their look, and put music over them. For those who don't want to do much editing themselves, the app can also automatically put together videos, matching your clips up to one of its built-in background tracks.

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Like on iOS, some of Clip's most impressive features come from its integration with other Adobe apps. It can pull in visual looks you've created using Adobe Capture, letting you easily apply custom color grading to clips. Projects created in Clip can also be synced back to Premiere on the desktop, letting you pick up with more advanced tools exactly where you left off on mobile.

Though there's no major feature updates in this release of Clip (it received a major update last month on iOS), its arrival on Android is a key step for Adobe. Adobe has been trying to make mobile tools that are as critical for creation as its desktop apps, and this is the first time it's addressing video editing on Android. As with most of Adobe's other mobile apps, Clip is free to use — though you'll need a subscription to use Premiere on the desktop — which could help to hook people on Adobe's services. Adobe still has a lot of other apps on iOS, which seems to be more of a testing ground, but now Android users won't be left out from using the mobile version of one of its biggest apps.