Google Chrome (commonly known as Chrome) is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google using the WebKit rendering engine. It was first released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows and then transported to Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android. The browser is also a major component of Chrome OS, where it serves as a platform for web applications.
Most of Chrome's source code comes from Google's open-source Chromium project, but Chrome is licensed as an exclusive freeware. WebKit is an original rendering engine, but Google finally cut it to make Blink machines, all Chrome variants except iOS now use Blink.
As of February 2019, StatCounter estimates that Chrome has a 62% browser market share worldwide on all platforms. Because of this success, Google has expanded the brand name "Chrome" to other products: Chrome OS, Chromecast, Chromebook, Chromebit, Chromebox, and Chromebase. The beta version for Microsoft Windows was launched on September 2, 2008, in 43 languages. Mac OS X and Linux versions have been released.
Google Chrome was first released by Google on September 2, 2008, which is only for Microsoft Windows because it is still in beta. Then on December 11 of the same year, Google Chrome was launched for all operating systems because it had reached a stable version.
In January 2012, Google Chrome is estimated to have won a percentage of 25-28% of all world browser users, making the second browser or also the most widely used after Mozilla Firefox, according to the source.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt opposed the development of an independent web browser for six years. He stated that "at that time, Google was a small company", and he did not want to go through a "bruising browser war". After one of the founders of Sergey Brin and Larry Page hired several Mozilla Firefox developers and built a Chrome demonstration, Schmidt admitted that "It was so good that it basically forced me to change my mind."
In September 2004, rumors of Google building a web browser first appeared. The online journal and US newspaper stated at that time that Google had recruited a former Microsoft web developer. It also came shortly after the final 1.0 release of Mozilla Firefox, which jumped in popularity and took market share from Internet Explorer, which suffered major security problems.
Feature: Google Chrome displays a minimalist user interface, with user interface principles which are then implemented into other browsers. For example, merging the address bar and search bar into Omnibox. Chrome also has a reputation for strong browser performance.