Google Chrome 64-bit: w ith its version 85, Google Chrome on Android goes from 32-bit to 64-bit. An expected transition, which comes six yea...
Google Chrome 64-bit: with its version 85, Google Chrome on Android goes from 32-bit to 64-bit. An expected transition, which comes six years after the browser began supporting 64-bit applications.
Currently, it is necessary to have a smartphone on Android 10 to install the development version of google Chrome 64-bit. As a reminder, Google wants all applications in the Play Store to switch to 64-bit by August 1, 2021.
Google Chrome 64-bit: any improvement in performance?
While from a user perspective nothing changes, moving to 64-bit Chrome 85 to a 64-bit version means several optimizations, including improved performance and enhanced security. Arguments that remain decisive, while the technical data sheets of smartphones are getting stronger every year.
The build 85 (and 86) of Chrome is currently in the Dev channel. This is the first time that a 64-bit mention is added to it. The first feedback suggests a faster loading of some pages (the heaviest), but without revolutionizing mobile navigation.
Tested on various references such as Octane 2.0 and JetStream 2, the Google Chrome 64-bit version of Chrome 85 has always shown better results than its 32-bit sister, Chrome 83. The former scored 16,785 (compared to 15,515 in 32-bit). The second benchmark scores 42,376, compared to 40,487 in 32-bit. Source GSMenara
Google Chrome 64-bit: available this summer
For the moment, it is impossible to say whether this (slight) performance gain is solely due to the switch to 64 bits. In any case, this change was unavoidable for Chrome and allows us to lay the foundations for future development projects.
Google Chrome 85 for Android is expected at the end of August, but until then, you can still access the Dev version through the Play Store.
Beware however, the application is currently only available on Android 10 devices. If the OS continues to be deployed by most manufacturers, the vast majority of smartphones will not be affected.
For the others, you'll probably have to stick to a 32-bit version. Note that for its part, iOS has been entirely in 64-bit, including third-party applications, for nearly three years now ...
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