Web browser developed and maintained by Google without Google web service dependency
Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all users to experience the web. Its codebase provides the vast majority of code for the Google Chrome browser, which is proprietary software and has some additional features. Chromium’s logo is identical in shape to that of Google Chrome, but with blue colors instead of being multicolor.
This package offers “A lightweight approach to removing Google web service dependency” with the following objectives (in descending order of significance):
- ungoogled-chromium is Google Chromium, sans dependency on Google web services.
- ungoogled-chromium retains the default Chromium experience as closely as possible. Unlike other Chromium forks that have their own visions of a web browser, ungoogled-chromium is essentially a drop-in replacement for Chromium.
- ungoogled-chromium features tweaks to enhance privacy, control, and transparency. However, almost all of these features must be manually activated or enabled. For more details, see Feature Overview.
In scenarios where the objectives conflict, the objective of higher significance should take precedence.