Google Chrome is the most-used web browser on almost all platforms. However, the Android version of the browser has got the 64-bit variant only now. But unfortunately, it is not available for a majority of users.
Last week, Google published a blog detailing the performance improvements in Chrome 89 for Android. In the same post, the search giant mentioned the eligible devices for the latest 64-bit variant of the browser.
As reported by Android Police, Google Chrome for Android 64-bit requires a minimum of 8GB RAM and Android 10. In other words, the better version of Chrome is only available for flagship and premium mid-range smartphones. Hence, millions of mid-range and budget Android users are left out.
Even Google’s own Pixel smartphones don’t come with 8GB RAM except for the Pixel 5. Previously, this amount of RAM was only found in gaming smartphones and select top-end premium flagship smartphones. But now, there are many mid-premium handsets with 8GB RAM. Most of these phones come from Chinese OEMs.
However, it is worth noting that if your device doesn’t match the eligibility criteria, the 64-bit variant of Chrome will be replaced by the 32-bit variant whenever a new Chrome update arrives on the Google
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