Google Launches 64-Bit Version of Chrome Canary Browser for OS X

Following the launch of a 64-bit beta version of Chrome for Windows 7 and 8 users last week, Google has quietly added 64-bit support to Chrome Canary for OS X, the experimental build of its Chrome web browser designed for Mac users, and to its Mac Dev channels.

As noted by The Next Web, the latest build of Chrome Canary, version 38.2114.2, has 64-bit clearly listed in the About section of the browser, but Google has not yet officially announced the addition of 64-bit support.

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According to Google, 64-bit support adds speed, allowing the browser to take advantage of the latest processor optimizations, and stability on Windows, with the same benefits likely available on the Mac.

64-bit support for the Windows version of Canary arrived in early June, before making its way to Beta channels in late July, and it's possible 64-bit support for Mac could follow a similar timeline, eventually making its way to Google's stable Chrome browser.

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11 weeks ago


My Note 3 makes the 5S look prehistoric when it comes to speed and stability.


Lets face it. No it doesn't. :rolleyes:
Rating: 20 Votes
11 weeks ago
Screw Chrome, I use Safari
Rating: 14 Votes
11 weeks ago
Welcome to 2009, Google.

I used to be a big fan of Chrome but it's amazing how far behind Chrome has become over the last few years. The speed and performance these days aren't even close. Safari 8 in Yosemite runs circles around Chrome while using far less battery and RAM.
Rating: 13 Votes
11 weeks ago
A few years late, and Safari clearly has become the better browser, on a Mac.

However, I use Android, and since Chrome is very good I use it, instead. Let's just hope that Chrome stops stealing my Media Keys functionality!
Rating: 10 Votes
11 weeks ago
Waiting for 128 bit Google Chrome.
Rating: 6 Votes
11 weeks ago

Poor attempt. 0/10.

My Note 3 makes the 5S look prehistoric when it comes to speed and stability.

OT, good to see there's finally some improvements being made. Hopefully they add a little bit more than just 64bit support though, as the Mac version of chrome still leaves a lot to be desired. Either way, more choice for us consumers who aren't walled into Apple's little garden of control is always a good thing.


And iPhone 6 will make your note 3 looks and performs like a prehistoric device.... And the cycle continues... Nothing new here

Edit: "android & stability" together? I don't believe they should go together in a sentence.
Rating: 4 Votes
11 weeks ago
This was important, I can't remember why.
Rating: 4 Votes
11 weeks ago

yeah there slow just like those LAGdroid devices..

Finally Java support in Chrome for mac users :)


Poor attempt. 0/10.

My Note 3 makes the 5S look prehistoric when it comes to speed and stability.

OT, good to see there's finally some improvements being made. Hopefully they add a little bit more than just 64bit support though, as the Mac version of chrome still leaves a lot to be desired. Either way, more choice for us consumers who aren't walled into Apple's little garden of control is always a good thing.
Rating: 4 Votes
11 weeks ago

Because various other programs and plugins that previously played well with Chrome, when they were 32 bit, stopped playing well when they shifted over to 64 bit.

As someone else said, welcome to 2009 Google. Seriously, what the hell took them so long? The mass transition to 64 bit began somewhere around 8 years ago, and most software finished it several years ago.


Maybe they were using uint32_t all over the place to represent memory addresses instead of uintptr_t.

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lets face it. No it doesn't. :rolleyes:


+1 :D
Rating: 3 Votes
11 weeks ago
This has been present in canary for some time. Furthermore it's in the dev version too and will be in the beta version shortly.

Shoddy work as usual, macrumors.
Rating: 3 Votes

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