Chromium Android

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Chromium is the Android version of the open-source browser developed by Google and that's the core of other projects such as Chrome, Opera or Yandex


Open-source web browser that's the forefather of Chrome

June 15, 2021
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Although we all usually use Google Chrome as our browser on the majority of mobile devices that run on Android, some users might require more functions. If you're an advanced Internet user, you're probably already familiar with Chromium. But what's this tool all about and why does it look like our favorite browser?

The free open-source poject that's behind Google Chrome.

Open-source web browser

To keep things short, Chromium is an open-source browser the code of which is used in Google Chrome. Since both programs share the same lines of code and features, only differing in a few tiny details, they turn out to be very similar. To start off, Chrome's icon is made up of the basic colors red, blue, yellow, and green, whilst Chromium's is almost identical but designed with several tones of blue.

Open-source browser that intends to be safer, faster and more stable when it comes to exploring the web.

With regard to Chromium for Android, there's still no stable version of this app although we must say that it works quite well. The ultimate goal of this tool is to offer the user a faster, safer, and more stable browser to improve our experience on the Internet. Regarding Chrome for Android, it's faster and saves up to 60% of our data. The data management is optimal and is broken down in a very simple manner. If you're looking for an alternative to Chrome, you should go to its origins. If you're feeling curious, we must warn you that you won't find the APK file on Google Play but there are loads of other alternatives to this store.

Requirements and additional information:

  • Minimum operating system requirements: Android 4.4.
  • The installation of the app by means of the APK file requires the activation of the "Unknown sources" option within Settings>Applications.
Almudena Galán

With a degree in Law and Journalism, I specialized in criminology and cultural journalism. Mobile apps, especially Android apps, are one of my great passions. I have been testing dozens of apps every day for over six years now, discovering all...

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