Chrome for Android is finally going to be a 64-bit app soon

03 July 2020
Apple's iOS is 64-bit only since 2017, but things are messier in the Android world.

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So will it drain double the battery hereafter?

  • Anonymous

[deleted post]It's the exact opposite with 90% of things with them, how have you not noticed...

  • Anonymous

Just having a beer, 04 Jul 2020I liked chrome as it allowed me to carry on with what i did... moreIt's easier if you go the iPhone/Mac route. Many people forget this feature is so very useful in real life usage. Whatever Safari session you have open on one of your devices is automatically available on the rest of them. (phones, tablets, etc.) You just enable it and bam! It's there! And all it took was a couple of clicks from the point of setting up your user account on a fresh install of the OS to actually syncing everything.
I even stopped using the Youtube app, as it's much easier to just have all of it in a browser where I can organise by tabs, and then take that with me on all my devices. Dunno, maybe Apple should change their motto from "Think different" to "It just works" because it really does feel that way to me. Gone are the days of endless tinkering and tweaking and trying to fix all the things that Microsoft usually breaks or doesn't invest enough resources in QA testing.

I liked chrome as it allowed me to carry on with what i did on mobile on a computer. But chrome had so MANY ads on the browser itself, I have stopped using it. Feel much better about it as the pop up ads drove me crazy! Using DuckDuckgo now. Or firefox as secondary

Alteast this will stop companies from putting 32 bit os on phones with 64 bit socs.

Akashraj, 04 Jul 2020Why not use brave, Vivaldi or Mozilla instead of some namel... moreFirefox is a nameless browser? I would call brave or vivaldi that.

  • Anonymous

Akashraj, 04 Jul 2020Why not use brave, Vivaldi or Mozilla instead of some namel... moreLess bloat probably. All the name browsers try to pack in as many features as possible, slowing down the performance. The so-called "name-less" browsers have less features but are usually faster.

Android.Master, 04 Jul 2020True. Puffin browser is another great browser allowing acc... moreWhy not use brave, Vivaldi or Mozilla instead of some nameless browsers?

  • Anonymous

[deleted post]Hello Android. Master, I also have a rooted device... And I want to know which app you use to do a system-wide firewall specifically on rooted devices... So Basically, i need a tip from you on that..
1. Which app you use for this purpose and
2. what others apps/alternatives you suggest for firewall on rooted devices.

Many Many Thanks. :)

  • Me

I dont use chrome, it stealing my data every day and Google sell it to the advertiser businessman. I even disable almost all app from google on my smartphone.

  • Anna

I don't want Google to follow me everywhere and spy on me all the time. So, I don't use Google Chrome browser or Google search engine anywhere. On my Windows 10 laptop, I use Mozilla Firefox browser and DuckDuckGo search engine and on my Android phone, I use DuckDuckGo browser.

Blackk Mamba , 04 Jul 2020Much better apps available on Android compared to Chrome. True.
Puffin browser is another great browser allowing access to things which are usually blocked on other browsers.
Opera is good but make sure to use modded version to disable all the spying and analytics.

Plenty of other lightweight browsers like Naked browser, Firefox Lite, Xbrowser, etc. perform way faster and smooth compared to Chrome.
These are ideal for older devices as they don't hog RAM and other system resources like Chrome.

The first thing i did after buying a new Android phone was deactivating the preinstalled Google apps which was not useful to me and Google Chrome was one of them.

Most people use the chrome app just because it comes preinstalled or because it's easier to sync with the pc browser, otherwise the app itself is far behind from many other browsers on the play store.

Been using Ecosia now for weeks, much better for the environment anyway

  • Blackk Mamba

Much better apps available on Android compared to Chrome.