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Adobe, Google better integrate Chrome, Flash

Adobe and Google made it official Tuesday: The two parties are getting closer and better integrating the Chrome browser and Flash Player.

Adobe and Google made it official Tuesday: The two parties are getting closer and better integrating the Chrome browser and Flash Player.

As noted Monday, the two companies had something cooking as they eye Apple warily. According to Adobe's blog:

  • Google is integrating Flash Player with Chrome in their developer channel.
  • Google will include Flash Player in Chrome for a "safer and more seamless experience." Overall, the user won't have to install Flash separately.
  • Adobe will provide an API for all browsers, including Mozilla, to better integrate Flash.

That API point was highlighted by Google's Chromium blog:

This new API aims to address the shortcomings of the current browser plug-in model. There is much to do and we’re eager to get started.

Adobe said:

Our hope is that the robust integration between Chrome and Flash Player will serve as a showcase for more consistent, seamless, and efficient Web browsing experiences. We feel that this significant effort by both Google and Adobe will directly improve the speed of innovation and move the Web forward, benefiting the entire community of developers and end-users.