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

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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.

Top Rated Comments

DJJAZZYJET Avatar
84 months ago


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


Lets face it. No it doesn't. :rolleyes:
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CrazyForApple Avatar
84 months ago
Screw Chrome, I use Safari
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
newagemac Avatar
84 months 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.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pedromcm.pm Avatar
84 months ago
Nice!

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!
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TsMkLg068426 Avatar
84 months ago
Waiting for 128 bit Google Chrome.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lincolntran Avatar
84 months 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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