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Rumor: Google, Adobe may get chummier

Google appears to be on the verge of bundling its Chrome browser and or operating system with Adobe's Flash in a deeper partnership.

Google is planning to bundle its Chrome browser and or operating system with Adobe's Flash in a deeper partnership, ZDNet Asia's sister site ZDNet has heard from reliable sources.

The announcement, which is expected to go down on Tuesday, is an interesting wrinkle ahead of the launch of Appls's iPad, which famously doesn't include Flash. Adobe and Apple relations are chilly to say the least.

If Google is bundling Chrome and Flash in a deeper partnership it could indicate that the two parties are drawing a line in the sand against Apple. Details about the partnership announcement were sparse. Chrome already works with Flash, but the announcement may include future versions of the Chrome browser or may focus on Google's Chrome operating system (right). Making Flash a part of the Google stack of software would be notable. Google representatives weren't able to confirm or deny the rumor. Calls are out to Adobe.

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