Google Chrome

Google Chrome
Google Chrome.svg
Google Chrome on Windows 10 screenshot.png
Google Chrome running on Windows 11
Developer(s)Google
Initial release
Windows XPBeta / September 2, 2008 (2008-09-02)
Windows XP1.0 / December 11, 2008 (2008-12-11)
macOS, LinuxPreview / June 4, 2009 (2009-06-04)
macOS, LinuxBeta / December 8, 2009 (2009-12-08)
Multi­platform5.0 / May 25, 2010 (2010-05-25)
Stable release(s) [±]
Windows, macOS, Linux102.0.5005.61/63[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 24 May 2022 (24 May 2022)
Android102.0.5005.58[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 24 May 2022 (24 May 2022)
iOS102.0.5005.67[3] Edit this on Wikidata / 24 May 2022 (24 May 2022)
Extended Support Release102.0.5005.61/63[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 24 May 2022 (24 May 2022)
Preview release(s) [±]
Windows, macOS, Linux102.0.5005.61[4] Edit this on Wikidata / 18 May 2022 (18 May 2022)
Android102.0.5005.58[5] Edit this on Wikidata / 18 May 2022 (18 May 2022)
iOS103.0.5060.10[6] Edit this on Wikidata / 20 May 2022 (20 May 2022)
Written inC, C++, Assembly, HTML, Java (Android app only), JavaScript, Python[7][8][9]
EnginesBlink (WebKit on iOS), V8 JavaScript engine
Operating system
PlatformIA-32, x86-64, ARMv7, ARMv8-A
Included with
Available in47 languages[12]
TypeWeb browser, mobile browser
LicenseProprietary freeware, based on open source components.[13][note 1]
Websitewww.google.com/chrome/

Google Chrome is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google. It was first released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows, built with free software components from Apple WebKit and Mozilla Firefox.[14] It was later ported to Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android, where it is the default browser.[15] The browser is also the main component of Chrome OS, where it serves as the platform for web applications.

Most of Chrome's source code comes from Google's free and open-source software project Chromium, but Chrome is licensed as proprietary freeware.[13] WebKit was the original rendering engine, but Google eventually forked it to create the Blink engine;[16] all Chrome variants except iOS now use Blink.[17]

As of October 2021, StatCounter estimates that Chrome has a 68% worldwide browser market share (after peaking at 72.38% in November 2018) on personal computers (PC),[18] is most used on tablets (having surpassed Safari), and is also dominant on smartphones,[19][20] and at 65% across all platforms combined.[21] Because of this success, Google has expanded the "Chrome" brand name to other products: Chrome OS, Chromecast, Chromebook, Chromebit, Chromebox, and Chromebase.

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  3. ^ "Chrome for iOS Update". May 24, 2022. Retrieved May 24, 2022.
  4. ^ "Beta Channel Update for Desktop". May 18, 2022. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  5. ^ "Chrome Beta for Android Update". May 18, 2022. Retrieved May 19, 2022.
  6. ^ "Chrome Beta for iOS Update". May 19, 2022. Retrieved May 20, 2022.
  7. ^ "Chromium (Google Chrome)". Ohloh.net. Archived from the original on April 21, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012.
  8. ^ "Chromium coding style". Google Open Source. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
  9. ^ Lextrait, Vincent (January 2010). "The Programming Languages Beacon, v10.0". Archived from the original on May 30, 2012. Retrieved March 14, 2010.
  10. ^ "Chrome 95 brings Material You to everyone, adds secure payment confirmation, and more". XDA Developers. October 21, 2021. Retrieved November 18, 2021.
  11. ^ "Google Chrome (iOS)".
  12. ^ "Supported languages". Google Play Console Help. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
  13. ^ a b "Google Chrome and Chrome OS Additional Terms of Service". www.google.com.
  14. ^ Ashford, Warwick (September 2, 2008). "Google launches beta version of Chrome web browser". Archived from the original on April 11, 2021.
  15. ^ "Google Chrome for Android". developer.chrome.com. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  16. ^ Bright, Peter (April 3, 2013). "Google going its own way, forking WebKit rendering engine". Ars Technica. Conde Nast. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
  17. ^ "Open-sourcing Chrome on iOS!". 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  18. ^ "Desktop Browser Market Share Worldwide". StatCounter Global Stats. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  19. ^ "Tablet Browser Market Share Worldwide". StatCounter Global Stats. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  20. ^ "Tablet Browser Market Share Worldwide". StatCounter Global Stats. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  21. ^ "Browser Market Share Worldwide (Jan 2009 - September 2021)". Retrieved October 13, 2021.


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