In a bit of non Android-related news that we just couldn't pass up, Adobe and Google have announced "Project Photoshop Streaming" for Chrome OS, which is exactly what it sounds like.

Adobe is looking to bring access to its Creative Suite Creative Cloud suite of products to Chromebook users, and the journey begins with Photoshop.


Before you get too excited, there are a few caveats. First, you've got to apply to be a tester. Those eligible to apply are North American Creative Cloud education member, and a member of the Adobe Education Exchange with a paid Creative Cloud membership. You must also be at least 13 years old, and it will take Adobe 3-4 weeks to process your application. This is the first group of testers Adobe will open the app to, but further expansions are expected in the future. From the application itself:

Thanks for your interest in the Project Photoshop Streaming program. To formally apply, please complete the application form below by entering your personal and institution information.

Once you submit, Adobe will review your application to determine whether you meet the qualifications for acceptance into the program. You will be notified of your application status by email within 3-4 weeks of your application submission. Thanks for your patience as we review your application.

Interesting, though not particularly shocking, is the fact that Adobe's streaming Photoshop app will be fully integrated with Google Drive for easy file management.

As a heavy user of Adobe's creative products, the lack of CC apps (or fully viable alternatives) on Chrome OS has been one of the pain points of using Google's burgeoning OS exclusively for any length of time. This is just a first step, but it's exciting news for Chrome OS. Now to wait for Illustrator to join the party.

Source: Google, Adobe