Google Chrome

wab brouser developed bi Google

Google Chrome is a cross-platform wab brouser developit bi Google. The first version came oot in 2008 for Microsoft Windows, an efter that wis portit tae Linux, MacOS, iOS, and Android whaur it is the default brouser providit wae the operating seestem.[14] The brouser is used in Chrome OS an aw, whaur it is the main component an serves as the platform for wab applications.

Google Chrome
Google Chrome icon (February 2022).svg
Developer(s)Google LLC
Ineetial releaseSeptember 2, 2008; 14 years ago (2008-09-02)
Stable release
Written inC, C++, Java (Android app anely), JavaScript, Python[7][8][9]
InginesBlink (WebKit on iOS), V8
Operatin seestem
PlatformIA-32, x86-64, ARMv7, ARMv8-A
Includit wi
Available in47 leids[12]
TeepWab brouser, mobile brouser
LicenseProprietary freeware, based on Open soorce components.[13][note 1]

Maist o Chrome's soorce code comes fae Google's free an open-soorce software project Chromium, but Chrome is licensed as proprietary freeware.[13] WebKit wis the original brouser ingine uised tae big Chrome until Google forked it tae create a nou ane cried Blink. Chrome an aw o the ither maist heichly uised brousers nou uise Blink except for Safari whit is biggit bi Apple.[15]


  1. Chrome's WebKit & Blink layoot ingines an its V8 JavaScript ingine are ilk free an open-soorce saftware, while its ither components are ilk aither open-soorce or proprietary. However, section 9 o Google Chrome's Terms of Service designates the hale package as proprietary freeware.


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  6. "Beta Channel Update for Desktop" (in Inglis). 31 Mey 2023. Retrieved 31 Mey 2023.
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  8. "Chromium coding style". Google Open Source. Retrieved 29 Mairch 2017.
  9. Lextrait, Vincent (Januar 2010). "The Programming Languages Beacon, v10.0". Archived frae the original on 30 Mey 2012. Retrieved 14 Mairch 2010.
  10. Nyquist, Tommy (14 Januar 2020). "PSA: Android KitKat will soon be deprecated in the Chromium code base". Google Groups. Retrieved 6 Juin 2020.
  11. "Chrome for iOS".
  12. "Supported languages". Google Play Console Help. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  13. a b "Google Chrome Terms of Service".
  14. "Google Chrome for Android". Archived frae the original on 18 November 2020. Retrieved 20 Juin 2020.
  15. Bright, Peter (3 Apryle 2013). "Google gaun its own way, forkin WebKit renderin engine". Ars Technica. Conde Nast. Retrieved 9 Mairch 2017.