runtime.PlatformOs

The operating system the browser is running on.

Type

Values of this type are strings. Possible values are:

"mac"
The underlying operating system is Mac OS X.
"win"
The underlying operating system is Windows.
"android"
The underlying operating system is Android.
"cros"
The underlying operating system is Chrome OS.
"linux"
The underlying operating system is Linux.
"openbsd"
The underlying operating system is Open/FreeBSD.

Browser compatibility

Chrome Edge Firefox Firefox for Android Opera
Basic Support Yes No 45.0 48.0 33

Acknowledgements

This API is based on Chromium's chrome.runtime API. This documentation is derived from runtime.json in the Chromium code.

Microsoft Edge compatibility data is supplied by Microsoft Corporation and is included here under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

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