I didn’t see this coming, but now that Google has announced that it’s working with Adobe to integrate Adobe Flash into its Chrome browser it makes perfect sense to me.
To quote Google’s Linus Upson, VP of Engineering:
* When users download Chrome, they will also receive the latest version of Adobe Flash Player. There will be no need to install Flash Player separately.
* Users will automatically receive updates related to Flash Player using Google Chrome’s auto-update mechanism. This eliminates the need to manually download separate updates and reduces the security risk of using outdated versions.
* With Adobe’s help, we plan to further protect users by extending Chrome’s “sandbox” to web pages with Flash content.
I like this plan. I already like Chrome a lot anyway, and I see this as a real win for Chrome users.