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Chromium (web browser)

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Chromium is a free and open-source web browser project, mainly developed and maintained by Google.[3] This codebase provides the vast majority of code for the Google Chrome browser, which is proprietary software and has some additional features.

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Original author(s)Google[1]
Developer(s)Mainly Google[2][3]
Initial release2 September 2008; 14 years ago (2008-09-02)[1]
Written inC++ primarily,[4] HTML, CSS, JavaScript for UI and test suite[5][6]
EnginesBlink, V8
Operating systemWindows, Linux, Android, iOS, macOS, BSD
PlatformIA-32, x86-64, ARM, ARM64
LicenseBSD-3[7] and others[8]

The Chromium codebase is widely used. Microsoft Edge, Samsung Internet, Opera, and many other browsers are based on the Chromium code. Moreover, significant portions of the code are used by several app frameworks.

Google does not provide an official stable version of the Chromium browser, but does provide official API keys for some features, such as speech to text and translation.