Aug 16, 2018 07:33 PM

Update: ‘First Fully Homegrown’ Browser Outed as Based on Google’s Chrome

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Photo: VCG

A Chinese startup is taking flack over its claim that it has created China’s first homegrown web browser, even though a Caixin analysis confirmed online allegations that the software’s code relies on files from Google’s Chrome browser.

Redcore, founded in 2012 and formerly known as AllMobilize Inc., announced in a statement (link in Chinese) on Wednesday that it “has developed China’s first web browser — also called Redcore — with fully homegrown core technology and intellectual property, breaking the monopoly of the U.S.”

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