Adobe has released Adobe Acrobat Reader and its Adobe PDF format for a consumer electronics-focused version of Linux.

The company also revealed that Sony will be the first company to embed the product in a new car navigation product for the Japanese market. This product will allow consumers to access in-car PDF files and email.

"Consumers will have the ability to view and interact with a diverse variety of PDF content, including tourist books, digital photographs and multimedia, while on-the-go in an automobile," Adobe said.

"We are excited to be working with Sony to further expand the sizable reach of Adobe Reader and to deliver the benefits of Adobe PDF on an open platform," said Bruce Chizen, president and chief executive officer of Adobe.

Adobe hopes its release will be utilized in a plethora of new consumer electronic devices based on this version of Linux.