Adobe, Mozilla and Google announces next generation browser plug-in API
Rumors were true. Google is collaborating with Adobe and Mozilla. The three companies are working together on the next generation browser plug-in API. The aim is to overcome to shortcomings of current system which has resulted in several web users being vulnerable to online attacks.
Google Chrome web browser would now feature Adobe Flash player in-built. A dev channel edition has been released which features the integrated plug-in.
Google plans to bring this functionality soon to all the Chrome users across the three different platforms.
Google spoke about this integrated support for Adobe Flash:
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 This eliminates the need to manually download separate updates and reduces the security risk of using outdated versions.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.