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Google Chrome on Android to switch to 64-bit starting with version 85

Google Chrome on Android will finally make the jump to 64-bit, a change long in the making. For those well versed in Android history, you’ll likely remember that Google introduced support for 64-bit architecture back in Android 5.0 Lollipop in 2014. In the years since, hardware has followed and now almost every Android phone runs on 64-bit processors. Despite that, Google has continued to develop its Chrome browser on Android in the 32-bit flavour, potentially leaving it open to security and performance problems. As spotted by Android Police, starting with Chrome 85, Android 10 and newer devices will automatically get a 64-bit version. If you want to confirm this for yourself, type ‘chrome://version’ into the URL bar in Chrome on y...