Google Chrome running on Windows 11
Chrome OS 87 Desktop
Google Chrome running on Windows 11
Chrome OS 87 Desktop
An early version of Chromium for Linux, explaining the difference between Chrome and Chromium
Samsung Chromebook
The results of the Acid3 test on Google Chrome 4.0
Chromebook Pixel (Wi-Fi) open
Google Chrome Incognito mode message
A Chromebook
Screenshot of a Chrome browser crash
Google Chrome Canary application icon
Google Chrome running on an Android phone
Usage share of web browsers according to StatCounter

It is derived from the open-source Chromium OS and uses the Google Chrome web browser as its principal user interface.

- Chrome OS

The browser is also the main component of Chrome OS, where it serves as the platform for web applications.

- Google Chrome
Google Chrome running on Windows 11

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Google

American multinational technology company that focuses on artificial intelligence, search engine technology, online advertising, cloud computing, computer software, quantum computing, e-commerce, and consumer electronics.

American multinational technology company that focuses on artificial intelligence, search engine technology, online advertising, cloud computing, computer software, quantum computing, e-commerce, and consumer electronics.

Then-CEO, and former Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt with cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page (left to right) in 2008
Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 2003
Google's original homepage had a simple design because the company founders had little experience in HTML, the markup language used for designing web pages.
Google's first production server
Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google from 2001 to 2011
Entrance of building where Google and its subsidiary Deep Mind are located at 6 Pancras Square, London
Current Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, with Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi
Google on ad-tech London, 2010
Google's logo from 2013 to 2015
Google employees marching in the Pride in London parade in 2016
Google's New York City office building houses its largest advertising sales team.
Google's Toronto office
Google's Dublin Ireland office, headquarters of Google Ads for Europe
San Francisco activists protest privately owned shuttle buses that transport workers for tech companies such as Google from their homes in San Francisco and Oakland to corporate campuses in Silicon Valley.
The European Commission, which imposed three fines on Google in 2017, 2018, and 2019

These products address a wide range of use cases, including email (Gmail), navigation (Maps), cloud computing (Cloud), web browsing (Chrome), video sharing (YouTube), productivity (Workspace), operating systems (Android), cloud storage (Drive), language translation (Translate), photo storage (Photo), video calling (Meet), smart home (Nest), smartphones (Pixel), wearable technology (Fitbit), gaming (Stadia), music streaming (YouTube Music), video on demand (TV), artificial intelligence (Assistant), machine learning APIs (TensorFlow), AI chips (TPU), and more.

It also develops the Google Chrome web browser, and Chrome OS, an operating system based on Chrome.

Android 12 home screen with Pixel Launcher

Android (operating system)

Mobile operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software, designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Mobile operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software, designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

Android 12 home screen with Pixel Launcher
Android 12 home screen with Pixel Launcher
HTC Dream or T-Mobile G1, the first commercially released device running Android (2008)
Eric Schmidt, Andy Rubin and Hugo Barra at a 2012 press conference announcing Google's Nexus 7 tablet
Frontal buttons (home, menu/options, go back, search) and optical track pad of an HTC Desire, a 2010 smartphone with Android OS.
The stack of Android Open Source Project
Android's architecture diagram
The first-generation Nexus 7 tablet, running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Barnes & Noble Nook running Android
Ouya, a video game console which runs Android
Android-x86 running on an ASUS Eee PC netbook

Most Android devices ship with additional proprietary software pre-installed, most notably Google Mobile Services (GMS) which includes core apps such as Google Chrome, the digital distribution platform Google Play, and associated Google Play Services development platform.

Android comes preinstalled on a few laptops (a similar functionality of running Android applications is also available in Google's Chrome OS) and can also be installed on personal computers by end users.

Pichai in 2020

Sundar Pichai

Indian-American business executive.

Indian-American business executive.

Pichai in 2020
Pichai speaking at the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain
Pichai delivers a speech virtually at the Singapore FinTech Festival 2020.

Following a short stint at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Co., Pichai joined Google in 2004, where he led the product management and innovation efforts for a suite of Google's client software products, including Google Chrome and Chrome OS, as well as being largely responsible for Google Drive.

Samsung Series 3 Chromebook

Chromebook

Samsung Series 3 Chromebook
Samsung Series 3 Chromebook
Samsung Chromebook Series 3 with bottom panel removed
Chromebooks at a Staples retail store
A Paradise Valley Unified School District student using a Chromebook as part of the organization's pilot project
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Chromebook Pixel (WiFi)
Pixelbook
Samsung Series 5
Samsung Series 3 Chromebook

A Chromebook (sometimes stylized in lowercase as chromebook) is a laptop or tablet running the Linux-based Chrome OS as its operating system.

Initially designed to heavily rely on web applications for tasks using the Google Chrome browser, Chromebooks have since expanded to be able to run Android and full-fledged Linux apps since 2017 and 2018, respectively.

While most aspects of computer security involve digital measures such as electronic passwords and encryption, physical security measures such as metal locks are still used to prevent unauthorized tampering.

Google Native Client

Sandboxing technology for running either a subset of Intel x86, ARM, or MIPS native code, or a portable executable, in a sandbox.

Sandboxing technology for running either a subset of Intel x86, ARM, or MIPS native code, or a portable executable, in a sandbox.

While most aspects of computer security involve digital measures such as electronic passwords and encryption, physical security measures such as metal locks are still used to prevent unauthorized tampering.

It allows safely running native code from a web browser, independent of the user operating system, allowing web apps to run at near-native speeds, which aligns with Google's plans for Chrome OS.

Native Client has been available in the Google Chrome web browser since version 14, and has been enabled by default since version 31, when the Portable Native Client (PNaCl, pronounced: pinnacle) was released.

Windows 8 Start screen, showing default live tile arrangement.

Windows 8

Major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft.

Major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft.

Windows 8 Start screen, showing default live tile arrangement.
Windows 8 Start screen, showing default live tile arrangement.
A screenshot of Windows Developer Preview running on a multi-monitor system, showcasing some features
The new File Explorer interface with "Ribbon" in Windows 8
Windows 8 launch event at Pier 57 in New York City
Windows 8 Pro DVD case, containing a 32-bit and a 64-bit installation disc
Snap feature: Xbox Music, alongside Photos snapped into a sidebar to the right side of the screen
Snap feature: Desktop, along Wikipedia App snapped into a sidebar to the right side of the screen. In Windows 8, desktop and everything on it is treated as one Metro-style app.
Windows 8 ultrabooks device showcase in a Microsoft Store in Toronto.

The developers of both Chrome and Firefox committed to developing Metro-style variants of their browsers; while Chrome's "Windows 8 mode" (discontinued on Chrome version 49) uses a full-screen version of the existing desktop interface, Firefox's variant (which was first made available on the "Aurora" release channel in September 2013) uses a touch-optimized interface inspired by the Android variant of Firefox.

In October 2013, Chrome's app was changed to mimic the desktop environment used by Chrome OS.