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About Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and the public stable release was on December 11, 2008. As of January 2012, Google Chrome has approximately 25–28% worldwide usage share of web browsers, making it the second or the third most widely used browser, according to different estimates. According to StatCounter, Chrome overtook Firefox in November 2011, and is the most popular browser in India, Pakistan, Russia, and South America. As of March 2012, Chrome is 3.8% of market share away from overtaking Internet Explorer in worldwide market share.
On February 7, 2012, Google launched Google Chrome Beta for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) devices.
In March 2012 Google announced it was working on a version of Chrome for both the Metro and desktop versions of Windows 8.