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Flock Browser Beta Based On Chromium codebase Released

When Flock began developing its first web browser five years ago, it was released using Firefox code, now the new beta version is built on top of the Chromium codebase. “When we released Google Chrome almost two years ago, we also released the source code under an open-source license. Just as Firefox, WebKit, and other open source projects helped to drive the web forward,” said Google…”Flock brings an innovative approach to their “social web browser,” and we’re glad to welcome them into Chromium community.”

“With Chromium under the hood, we were able to leverage web workers, and that, combined with the raw horsepower of V8, allowed us to scale the use of the sidebar to manage very large data sets (in the first few weeks after the beta launched we saw a few hundred million activities flowing into Flock’s sidebar). Most importantly, benchmark testing shows us that New Flock with Chromium performs in the top-tier of all browsers available in the market,” said Clayton Stark of Flock.


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