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Google Open-Sources Chrome For iOS (venturebeat.com) 39

Google has uploaded its Chrome for iOS code into the open-source Chromium repository. In other words, Chrome for iOS has now been open-sourced like Chrome for other platforms, letting anyone examine, modify, and compile the project. From a report: Chromium is the open-source Web browser project that shares much of the same code as Google Chrome, and new features are often added there first. Google intended for Chromium to be the name of the open-source project, while the final product name would be Chrome, but developers have taken the code and released versions under the Chromium name. Eventually, many browser makers started using it as a starting point; Opera, for example, switched its browser base to Chromium in 2013. Since its inception, Chromium was a desktop-only affair. That changed in May 2015 with the open-sourcing of Chrome for Android.
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Google Open-Sources Chrome For iOS

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  • Someone will port Android to Apple phones.......
    • How about sovereignty to any phone? Killer feature of the millennium.

    • by SeaFox ( 739806 )

      Someone will port Android to Apple phones.......

      You mean now if someone would only port iOS to other handsets?
      Why would I want to buy an overpriced iPhone to run a mobile OS already available on so many other options, like phones with better screens, longer lasting batteries, user replaceable batteries, and headphone jacks?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 31, 2017 @03:44PM (#53776211)

    They released Chromium for iOS. They didn't open-source Chrome.

  • As far as I know, all browsers on iOS must render using iOS' built-in Webkit.

    • You can do whatever you want if you build it yourself and install it on your own iPhone / iPad.

      Of course, if you've only got the free developer certificate - I believe you'll need to recompile and reinstall it every seven days.

  • So Google posted a few bitmaps and a menu scheme as a front end to Safari? Why bother. A browser is nothing without it's rendering engine.

    • Bookmarks, incognito mode, a bunch of UI things.

      The base browser on BlackBerry used webkit. But it was so painful for many reasons - how you zoomed, how you got pages, how you dealt with tabs. It was very painful

  • by SuperKendall ( 25149 ) on Tuesday January 31, 2017 @04:43PM (#53776585)

    Since it's not in the summary here is the repo link [googlesource.com].

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