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Chrome for iPhone and iPad joins the open source Chromium project

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Chrome for iPhone and iPad joins the open source Chromium project

Chrome for iPhone and iPad joins the remainder of its siblings as a part of the open source Chromium project.

Google has introduced that it has open-sourced the iOS model of its Chrome browser. This brings Chrome for iOS into the Chromium project, and lets in developers to bring together the code simply as they might for Chromium for Home windows, macOS, Linux, and Android.

Some additional paintings had to enter the open source Chromium project for the iOS model of Chrome to be added. From Google:

Because of constraints of the iOS platform, all browsers will have to be constructed on most sensible of the WebKit rendering engine. For Chromium, this implies supporting each WebKit in addition to Blink, Chrome's rendering engine for different platforms. That created some additional complexities which we needed to steer clear of striking in the Chromium code base.

The corporate hopes that construction of Chrome for iOS will continue at a extra speedy tempo with all of the exams for Chrome for iOS now to be had to the Chromium group at massive. The Chromium project began as a desktop-focused undertaking till 2015, when Google introduced the Android model of its browser into the project.


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