While there are some things in the tech industry that don’t excite as much as others, they are really useful in the long term for better performance of a smartphone. Same goes for apps inside the Android world that have not yet adapted to a technology that is widely used and might have some difficulties going forward.
At the moment, we know that Google Chrome for Android is still on the 32-bit platform but people are waiting for it to switch to 64-bit from a long time too. It looks like the time has finally come because Android Police has dug inside Google Chrome to find out that it is switching to 64-bit on Android soon.
This is also because Google Chrome Dev and Canary versions have already switched to 64-bit versions meaning that next up in line is Chrome Beta which is a stable version compared to Dev or Canary while Canary is the least stable. On the other hand, the regular Google Chrome will switch to 64-bit only a month or more after Chrome Beta gets it so the wait will be longer.
But this will be great for anyone who has a 64-bit device because Chrome will now support it natively rather than running 32-bit Chrome even on phones that support 64-bit apps. The reason why 64-bit is important is that a 64-bit CPU “can process a larger set of data when compared to a 32-bit processor, while also being faster and more responsive” as per AA’s report.
At the moment, Chrome’s Canary and Dev versions running on 64-bit only support devices running Android 10 and forward meaning that 64-bit Chrome is unlikely to run on Android 9 later on too. Having said that, Google has made a rule that each and every app on the Play Store “must be updated to 64-bit by August 1, 2021” meaning that 64-bit Chrome for everyone might come next year. It is also reported that the plan is for “Chrome 85 to go stable in August” which comes with a 64-bit version so we might not have to wait long before getting to use the same.
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