Mar 31 2010

Google Defies Apple by Supporting Flash

Apple famously does not support Adobe Flash on its mobile devices. Steve Jobs has spoken out against Flash (the man’s insistent resistance to giving us iPhone users Flash support drives me crazy) rather strongly in the past.

However, Apple is one of the only companies that harbors such a vendetta against Flash. Apple’s recent competitor, Google, has announced that it will support Flash by bundling Adobe Flash Player with downloads of its Google Chrome browser. Chrome is used by only five percent of Internet users, but Google is a big company that has a very large presence as a search engine and as an online advertiser, so its support will be important to Adobe.

A Google spokesperson said that Flash will be integrated seamlessly into Chrome and and “truly feel like a part of the browser.”

In contrast to Google’s support of Flash, Apple has expressed support of HTML 5, which allows users to view video content even if they do not have Flash installed.

Via Wired, image via Google.

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  1. cultural issue said:

    I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Google’s making headlines. Yes indeed. Whilst Apple hangs on to their small fortune, Google decides to help Sprint and Clearwire Inc. close their deal to merge certain assets expediting the development of WiMax.

    April 2nd, 2010 at 12:08 am
  2. sell college textbooks said:

    I am not sure how I feel about google auto updating flash automatically. I mean, you know Microsoft sends out bad update, will they for flash too? This could plug some security holes and create more.

    April 2nd, 2010 at 12:42 pm
  3. used tires said:

    Good for Google. I’m glad they don’t care about Apple’s silly grudgematch with Macromedia.

    Till then,


    April 2nd, 2010 at 2:57 pm


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