Is it possible to run the Chromium Browser on Android?

Since you should be able to build Chromium browser on any reasonably modern Linux distribution, can we assume that you should be able to build it onto Android ?

Asked by: Alfred347 | Posted: 20-01-2022

Answer 1

No, Android is not exactly a Linux distribution. It's based on a Linux kernel, but it doesn't include an X server nor other dependencies for building Chromium on Linux.

However the Android Browser is also based on WebKit and includes the V8 JavaScript engine.

Answered by: Miller554 | Posted: 21-02-2022

Answer 2

You can now run Chrome on Android:

It's only available on some countries and only on Android 4.0+.

Answered by: Sydney379 | Posted: 21-02-2022

Answer 3

Android doesn't have many of the same libs that you'd find in a modern Linux distribution, so I would suspect that it would take a lot of re-engineering to make it happen. Maybe it's possible, but I would be very surprised.

Answered by: Edward384 | Posted: 21-02-2022

Answer 4

Yes. Actually it was the other way around. The Android web browser serve as startup for the google chrome browser

It is possible, there would be tons of restrictions.

According to this source ( sept 2008 )

Google co-founder, Sergey Brin revealed a few interesting tidbits about the Chrome/Android connection

So, that was actually initially planned, but haven't quite happened yet. The two team ( Android browser and Chrome ) are very busy getting their own product ready.

It may be developed eventually by the open source community, but don't hold your breath.

Answered by: Marcus444 | Posted: 21-02-2022

Answer 5

well you can run chrome on you android devices... and there should not be much problem with that

They are claiming about Chrome for Android devices :) Simple find for me.

About review following is that...enter image description here

Answered by: Brooke501 | Posted: 21-02-2022

Answer 6

For Android 4.4 and above, there's a free and open-source app getChromium that installs/updates the Chromium browser on Android.

FULL DISCLOSURE: I put together getChromium as an open-source means of getting builds directly from Google's repository over here:

Answered by: Max155 | Posted: 21-02-2022

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