Google Chrome

Google Chrome
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Google Chrome 60.0.3112.113 running on Windows 10
Developer(s) Google Inc.
Initial release September 2, 2008; 9 years ago (2008-09-02)
Stable release(s) [±]
Windows 64.0.3282.168 / February 14, 2018; 9 days ago (2018-02-14)[1]
macOS, Linux 64.0.3282.167 / February 13, 2018; 10 days ago (2018-02-13)[1]
Android 64.0.3282.137 / January 31, 2018; 23 days ago (2018-01-31)[2]
iOS 64.0.3282.112 / January 24, 2018; 30 days ago (2018-01-24)[3]
Preview release(s) [±]
Beta (Windows, macOS, Linux) 65.0.3325.88 / February 21, 2018; 2 days ago (2018-02-21)[4]
Beta (Android) 65.0.3325.85 / February 21, 2018; 2 days ago (2018-02-21)[5]
Beta (iOS) 65.0.3325.85 / February 21, 2018; 2 days ago (2018-02-21)[6]
Dev (Windows, macOS, Linux) 66.0.3346.8 / February 15, 2018; 8 days ago (2018-02-15)[7]
Dev (Android) 66.0.3348.3 / February 16, 2018; 7 days ago (2018-02-16)[6]
Dev (iOS) 66.0.3350.0 / February 21, 2018; 2 days ago (2018-02-21)[6]
Canary (Windows, macOS) 66.0.3352.0 / February 22, 2018; 1 day ago (2018-02-22)[6]
Canary (Android) 66.0.3352.3 / February 22, 2018; 1 day ago (2018-02-22)[6]
Development status Active
Written in C++[8]
Operating system
Engines Blink (WebKit on iOS), V8
Platform IA-32, x64, ARMv7
Available in 47 languages[10]
List of languages
Afrikaans, Amharic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Chinese (PRC), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (AU), English (UK), English (US), Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French (Canada), French (France), German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Zulu
Type Web browser, mobile browser
License Freeware under Google Chrome Terms of Service[11][note 1]
Website google.com/chrome/browser/

Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google.[11] It was first released in September 2008, for Microsoft Windows, and was later ported to Linux, macOS, iOS and Android. Google Chrome is also the main component of Chrome OS, where it serves as a platform for running web apps.

Google releases the majority of Chrome's source code as the Chromium open-source project.[12][13] One component that is not open-source is the built-in Adobe Flash Player (that Chrome has disabled by default since September 2016[14]). Chrome used the WebKit layout engine until version 27. As of version 28, all Chrome ports except the iOS port use Blink, a fork of the WebKit engine.[15][16][17]

As of 2018, StatCounter estimates that Google Chrome has a 66% worldwide usage share of web browsers as a desktop browser.[18] It also has 56% market share across all platforms combined,[19] because it has over 50% share on smartphones. Its success has led to Google expanding the "Chrome" brand name on various other products such as Chromecast, Chromebook, Chromebit, Chromebox and Chromebase.

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  3. ^ "Chrome - web browser by Google". iTunes Preview. January 24, 2018. Retrieved January 24, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Beta Channel Update for Desktop". Google Blogspot. February 21, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Chrome Beta for Android Update". Google Blogspot. February 21, 2018. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Google Chrome". OmahaProxy CSV Viewer. Chromium team. 
  7. ^ "Dev Channel Update for Desktop". Google Blogspot. February 15, 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2018. 
  8. ^ Lextrait, Vincent (January 2010). "The Programming Languages Beacon, v10.0". Archived from the original on May 30, 2012. Retrieved March 14, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Chrome for iOS". 
  10. ^ "Supported languages". Google Play Console Help. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "Google Chrome Terms of Service". 
  12. ^ Paul, Ryan (September 2, 2008). "Google unveils Chrome source code and Linux port". Ars Technica. Condé Nast. Retrieved March 9, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Welcome to Chromium". blog.chromium.org. 
  14. ^ LaForge, Anthony (August 9, 2016). "Flash and Chrome". The Keyword Google Blog. Google. Retrieved March 9, 2017. 
  15. ^ Bright, Peter (April 3, 2013). "Google going its own way, forking WebKit rendering engine". Ars Technica. Condé Nast. Retrieved March 9, 2017. 
  16. ^ Protalinski, Emil (April 8, 2013). "It's here: Google replaces WebKit version ID with Blink in latest Chrome build". The Next Web. Retrieved March 9, 2017. 
  17. ^ Statcounter. "Desktop Browser Market Share Worldwide | StatCounter Global Stats". gs.statcounter.com. Retrieved 2018-02-09. 
  18. ^ Statcounter. "Browser Market Share Worldwide | StatCounter Global Stats". gs.statcounter.com. Retrieved 2018-02-09. 


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