Google Chrome Logo – Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google and compiled components based on open source as the rendering engine WebKit andapplication development framework (framework), available for free under specific operating conditions. 1 With over 200 million users, is the third most used Internet browser. It has a market share is approximately between 16% and 28% by the end of February 2012, depending on the source of global measurement, especially successful in most countries of South America where it is the more popular. The name derives from the browser used for the frame of the graphical user interface (“chrome”).
Meanwhile, Chromium is the project of free software with that developed Google Chrome and community participation (within the scope of Google Code ) to substantiate the basis for the design and development of the Chrome browser (along with the extension Chrome Frame ), besides theoperating system OS Google Chrome . 10 by Google portion is covered by the license BSD , other parties subject to a variety of licenses open source, including permissive MIT License , Ms-PL and three license MPL / GPL / LGPL . In essence, the contributions made by the Chromium open source project based on source browser based on Chrome is built and will therefore have the same characteristics, but with a slightly different logo without commercial support company’s technical or Google. According to developer documentation, “” Chromium “is the name of the project, product, and should never appear among the variables of code names, APIs, etc.. Use “chrome” in place ” .
On September 2 of 2008 came out the first version to the market, this being a version beta . Finally, on December 11th of 2008 was released a stable version to the general public. Currently the browser is available for the platform Microsoft Windows in over 50 languages, and from May 25 of2010 for systems Mac OS X and Linux.