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Google has quietly released a version of its Chrome web browser for OS X that finally supports the 64-bit version of the OS, just a few days after it released a version for Windows 7 and 8 PCs.

Google has yet to officially announce the launch of its OS X 64-bit beta test, but the company has apparently put in the updated build in its Canary and Dev Channels. In theory, the browser should offer users with 64-bit Mac systems better performance along with more multi-tasking support. However, since it's still being tested, it may be a while before users will be able to get the full benefits of the improvements as Google updates the browser.

What do you think of Google allowing Mac 64-bit PC owners a chance to try out an early version of its Chrome 64-bit browser?

Source: Google via OMGChrome

 

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64-bit Chrome desktop browser now available on OS X for early adopters

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As Chrome gradually merges with Android apps. This has everything to do with Android.

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I'd hold off until cowboys2000 does his/her testing a reports back.. not worth the risk without their certification.

This is pretty good news. I don't use my Mac all that frequently these days, but it'd be nice if this leads to more efficient memory use. Chrome's a bit of a resource hog on OS X.

I just installed it - you can run the 64 bit Chrome Canary side by side with the current Chrome browser, so if it crashes you can revert back to the stable version. So far, content seems to load a bit faster, and there is no stuttering or any noticeable bugs.

I'm using a mid-2012 MB pro running OS 10.8.5