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I am running Debian on an ARM device, is there any build of Google Chrome for that?

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  • You can build Chromium by yourself. I don't know if Chrome is available for arm-linux. Dec 25, 2015 at 12:44
  • Compiling Chromium from source sounds a little bit out of my noob comfort zone, but thanks for the advice anyway. I think I will just stay with Midori and Dillon. They should run better anyway on my limited hardware. Anyway, if you make an answer mentioning that there is no ARM build but it is possible to compile it, I will accept and upvote.
    – Fiksdal
    Dec 25, 2015 at 13:44
  • What ARM device???
    – wb9688
    Dec 25, 2015 at 17:30
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    @Gilles If you want, you can answer with a tutorial on building Chromium from source because I'm not gonna write one 'til tomorrow
    – cat
    Dec 26, 2015 at 5:09
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    Two things about Chromium, @Fiksdal: First, chromium is a huge multiheaded process and I imagine you'd need a fairly beefy tablet to have the desktop version run latency free; second, not only will you likely not have easy access to your Chrome Apps (as they are a Google thing), but it will be a pain to install things like flash and friends to allow you to watch Netflix (and possibly even some youtube videos) on Chromium because it is open-source and closed source things are not open source. For these reasons, unless you really love Chromium (not Google Chrome), I would stick with Firefox.
    – cat
    Dec 26, 2015 at 21:20

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Google only releases Chrome for Linux on amd64. There are also arm packages, but they're for Android and iOS, not Linux.

Chromium, which is Chrome minus a few features, is available on any platform where you manage to build it. That's not an easy task, but these days, several Linux distributions have Chromium packages for arm, including Debian (armhf and arm64, i.e. 32-bit ARM with floating point and 64-bit ARM).

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    This is still true in October 2021. The information about Google Chrome ARM build you might find when searching for this topic only refers to the build for MacOS with M1 processor. There is no Google Chrome compiled for ARM Linux.
    – Marek Rost
    Oct 1, 2021 at 13:13

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