While I expected developers to quickly optimize their software for Apple’s new M1-powered Macs line, things are moving faster than I expected.
Yesterday, Adobe released a beta version of Photoshop for Mac M1, and now, Google has revealed that Chrome is also ready to get an optimized version designed for Apple’s ARM-based chip soon.
We had a slight hiccup with our release of Chrome’s native M1 build, so to keep our users in good stead, we stopped that release and will pick it up again tomorrow. If you already have build M1, we have a solution https://t.co/t5igTxF6Cm
– Mark Chang (@mchang) November 18, 2020
In fact, the browser was briefly available on Tuesday before being retired due to a bug, according to The edge. A Support page for the browser indicates that the M1 version of Chrome suffered an error that caused it to crash.
Chrome Product Manager Mark Chang recently tweeted that the rollout has been halted for now, but that it should start over soon. There is also a workaround available for anyone who has I already downloaded the M1 version of the Google browser.
While I recently made the jump to Microsoft’s Edge browser and thought I’d never go back to Chrome, I’m willing to give it another go, especially since beyond Apple’s Safari, Chrome appears to be the only other browser optimized for the M1 chip. .
To learn more about Apple’s MacBook Air M1, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini, check out my in-depth review of the performance of each new computer.