Enjoy! Chrome for Android is going 64-bit! Don’t worry, you’re not reading the news in the past, this really is a thing that will happen will be in 2020, and for some reason, it does not previous. Apple’s iOS is a full 64-bit third-party applications may be included, for almost three years now, but things can sometimes take a lot longer to develop in the Android world, even if we’re talking first-party apps, which are intended to serve as an example for other developers.
However, the move is done with a Chrome, release 85, which is due to hit the stable channel in the month of August. Chrome the 85 is currently in the Dev channel while Chrome for 86 (64-bit) can be found by downloading the Chrome Canary app. This is, of course, only if you want to live on the bleeding edge of bugginess, and if it’s pre-release builds and sometimes are.
If not, you will just have to wait for Chrome to be 85 to get stable, and then you will be blessed with all the 64-bit goodness. If you’re wondering what this is for, you are going to do it in real life, well, it has the potential to be a key to the browser is ever so slightly faster. In fact, Android Police tested in Chrome, and 83 (that is, 32-bit) and Chrome, and 85 (64-bit) in the Octane 2.0 benchmarks, the 64-bit app, and took the lead, with 16,785 points in relation to 15,515.
Now, granted, that’s not a huge leap in performance, and it is not possible to say whether all of them can be attributed to the transition to 64-bit, but it was too late.
Google requires that all google Play Store apps have become 64-bit as of August 1, 2021, and so it’s good to see that the company does not have to wait until the last minute to make these moves with its own apps as well.