Chromium is an open source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way to experience the web. In addition to Google's own Chrome browser, many other developers use Chromium's source to build their own web browsers including the likes of Microsoft Edge, Opera, Vivaldi, Brave, and many others.

Chromium builds have the most infrastructure for analyzing crashes and reporting bugs. The project's hourly Chromium snapshots appear essentially similar to the latest builds of Google Chrome aside from the omission of certain Google additions.

What is the difference between Chromium and Google Chrome?

Google Chrome uses the codebase from the Chromium open source project and then packages it with additional features. The user interface of the two browsers is very similar, but the most important additions found in Chrome include: automatic browser updates, cloud sync between devices, licensed codecs for H.264 video and AAC audio, and tracking mechanisms for usage and crash reports.


Although Chromium is not meant to be used as a final product, it is possible to install the latest precompiled snapshots for Windows, Linux and Mac, or by downloading the source code and building it manually on those platforms. The Chromium Project takes its name from the element chromium (Cr), the metal from which chrome is made.

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  • Incognito
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  • Frequent Searches
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  • Downloads
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What's New:

  • Android version updated to 106.0.5249.72