Chrome The first version of Android to support the 64-bit architecture was Android 5.0 Lollipop, which was introduced in November 2014. Since then, more and more 64-bit processors have been delivered, and today virtually all Android devices can run software 64-bit (except one or two or more despite). However, Google Chrome has never jumped and is only available in a 32-bit version, which can lead to unnecessary security and performance losses. This is finally changing: from Chrome 85, phones with Android 10 or higher will automatically receive a 64-bit version.
A look at the chrome version also confirms this: The current stable and beta versions, versions 83 and 84, determine that there are still 32-bit applications. Chrome Dev and Chrome Canary (versions 85 and 86) are suitable 64-bit applications.
According to our tests, the 64-bit version is only distributed to devices with Android 10 or higher. Given that only about 8% of users used this version of the operating system in April, the impact is much less than it could have been, but it’s at least a start. We hope that Google will later add support for older versions of Android. Chrome 85 is expected to run steadily in late August. So if you are using Android 10 or higher, your browser should soon be more secure and maybe even a little easier.
In the meantime, iOS already discontinued 32-bit applications in 2017, although Apple has full control over software distribution and hardware, the move is much easier to fix. However, first-class software like Chrome as a 32-bit application for Android is a bad joke and should be improved soon.
You can download Chrome Dev and Chrome Canary from the Play Store or the Mirror APK (Chrome Dev, Chrome Canary).