It has been years since Android’s inception but the beloved Operating System has its short-comings. One among them is the lack of 64-bit apps. That is all going to change starting with Google Chrome. The chrome for android will be the first app to receive a 64-bit makeover.
Unlike the rival iOS Android has been lacking on 64-bit app support until now. iOS gained the 64-bit apps back in 2017. As of now, Google Chrome is already running a 64-build app on release 85 version which is part of the developer channel. Google will release its stable version in August. If you are planning to install it, be careful as the Chrome Canary version is meant to be under test and therefore bugs are expected. Chrome canary apps are part of pre-release builds from where the new features make its way into the stable build after testing.
If you are wondering about the use of a 64-bit app, these versions tend of be slightly faster than its 32-bit counterparts. Android Police tested version 83 of Chrome, which is 32-bit build vs Chrome 85 (64-bit) on Octane benchmark. They noticed a difference of 1270 points. In real life, this might not translate to a noticeable difference but it is good to see Google setting the example. The company has set a deadline of August 1 2021 for all Android apps to move to 64-bit architecture.