Google Chrome is a freeware web browser[10] developed by Google. It used the WebKit layout engine until version 27 and, with the exception of its iOS releases, from version 28 and beyond uses the WebKit fork Blink.[11][12][13] It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and as a stable public release on December 11, 2008.

As of November 2014, StatCounter estimates that Google Chrome has a 52% worldwide usage share of web browsers, indicating that it is the most widely used web browser in the world.[14]

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