My enemy’s enemy is my best friend. After Apple and Google have been competing against each other on several fronts, Mountain View has befriended Adobe, the company that Apple loves to hate to offer its much maligned multimedia platform by default on its Chrome browser without the necessity of any plugin. Rumors are that this will extend to Google Chrome OS when that launches.
Technically, this will not matter much considering that Adobe Flash is pre-installed on most desktops and laptops today (except for the Apple makes). However, this announcement is sure to bring the limelight back on Apple’s criticism of the Adobe Flash platform in the past which has been speculated to be over Cupertino’s need to keep its multimedia platform closed.[via ZDNet]