Google releases 64-bit version of Chrome browser for Windows 7 and 8


Google has revealed in an announcement made on Tuesday, June 3, that it has commenced the roll out of a new 64-bit version of its Chrome browser for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Google claims that the 64-bit Chrome browser version comes with the advantage of improved speed, security and stability.

The release of the 64-bit version of Google's Chrome Web browser for Windows 7 and Windows 8 comes long after the availability of a 64-bit Chrome Web browser on Linux.

In connection with the new release of the 64-bit Chrome browser version, Google's software engineer Will Harris said that the new version is initially available for computers which run Microsoft's Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems. However, the Chrome 64-bit is presently only available in the Canary (read alpha) and dev (read beta) channels.

Noting that most of the users of Windows 7 OS or higher Windows OS versions now have systems which are capable of running 64-bit applications, Harris said that Chrome 64-bit can enable the users to benefit from those "newer capabilities;" thereby unfolding a faster and more secure browsing experience.

Harris said in the blog post: "The new version replaces the existing version while preserving all your settings and bookmarks, so there's no need to uninstall a current installation of Chrome."

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