New version of Chrome for Macs with Apple’s M1 chip is now available for download, with bug fixes
Google launched a new version of Chrome for Macs with Apple Silicon last Tuesday (17). However, after reports of failure by users, the distribution has ended. On Thursday (18), in the morning, another version was already available for download on the official browser page.
Google Chrome for macOS 11 Big Sur (Image: Disclosure / Google)
Chrome optimized for Macs with an M1 chip, like the new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, promises smoother execution and should provide better performance in terms of processing speed. However, the version initially presented, last Tuesday, was causing unexpected crashes on some machines.
Chrome product manager Mark Chang has promised a revised browser revision – it arrived Thursday morning, and can now be downloaded at https://www.google.com/chrome/.
When accessing the download page, users will be able to choose between the version “Mac with Intel chip” or “Mac with Apple chip”, as you can see in the image of the tweet below:
– Elvin 🏳️🌈 (@ elvin_not_11) November 17, 2020
Support for Apple Silicon (M1) arrives with Chrome 87
Support for Apple Silicon comes with the recently launched Chrome 87, which features performance improvements, smarter caching and an improved tab management system.
The browser promises a leap in speed, reduced CPU usage by up to 5x and increased battery life by up to 1.25 hours. According to Google, the new version of Chrome opens 25% faster and page loading will be up to 7% faster than the previous generation.
The browser also features a new icon optimized for macOS 11 Big Sur, which also corresponds to the Chrome icon on iOS.