Google announces new Chrome version for Apple MacBooks

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Google is gearing up to introduce a new Chrome browser for new MacBooks with Apple’s M1 chip. This Chrome version will run on Apple’s ARM-based devices and if you will try to download and install Chrome on a new MacBook then, you will have an option to either opt for a version of Mac with Intel chip or Mac with Apple chip. All this information has been confirmed by Mark Chang, product manager of Chrome.

While Google has already rolled out the new version of Chrome hence users may face some problems using it since it is unstable. Google said that “Earlier today we updated our Chrome download page to include a new version of Chrome optimized for new macOS devices featuring an Apple processor. We’ve discovered that the version of Chrome made available for download today may crash unexpectedly. This should only affect users who have installed Chrome today, and only on new macOS devices with an Apple processor.”

Also, Google has ensured to roll out an improved version soon and as of now new MacBook users can opt for “Mac with Intel chip” while downloading Chrome. Chrome is resource intensive and a new version of Chrome mahy simply help it to run more efficiently on new MacBooks with M1 chips.

Google has claimed that Chrome will get faster with latest improvements. As per Google, Chrome now starts up with 25% faster speed and loads pages up to 7% faster and performs all these functions by consuming less power and computer memory in comparison with previous. Now Chrome segregates as per the priority, active tabs versus everything which is open — reducing CPU usage by up to 5 times and extending battery life by up to 1.25 hours.

Google further said that they are also adding tab search to the toolbox. In a statement it further added “Many people use tabs to organize their stuff online. This range of utility is why you can pin tabs (for those go-to pages), send tabs to your other devices and even group tabs in Chrome.”


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