May 04, 2017 05:47 PM EDT
Google Chrome has been the most dominant browser for quite some time now and it has no plans of relinquishing its grip on the top spot. To make sure that it stays ahead of the game, Google plans to automatically upgrade Chrome Browsers to 64-Bit.
According to Digital Trends, the latest Google Chrome version 58.0.3029.96 would be adapted to, as with any updates from Chrome, fix some issues while also introducing new features to the browser. However, the main point of this latest Chrome update is to upgrade all Google Chrome browsers installed in all kinds of devices to the 64-bit version. The 64-bit version of that would allow the browser to have enhanced memory management, performance, and security.
This latest update would affect all Google Chrome browsers installed on Windows, Mac, and Linux running on the 32-bit version of Chrome. The Chrome team, on Google's official blog, revealed that the newest version of Chrome will roll out over the coming days or weeks.
While the 64-bit software is already supported by current systems, some users opt to stay with the 32-bit version of Google Chrome for various reasons. Chief among them is compatibility issues with older software that uses Chrome as its gateway. For users who don't want to upgrade to 64-bit, they can manually disable the automatic update features of the Google Chrome. For an idea on how to turn off the auto-update feature, follow this link.
The steps for turning off the auto-update feature are a bit messy especially for the ordinary people who only use the browser as it is specifically designed for. However, if the Google Chrome browser has already been updated to the latest 64-bit version, or if the user want to make sure that their system will not be affected by this upcoming update, he or she can still revert to the 32-bit since Google will reportedly make available the 32-bit Chrome version via the Chrome download page.
This latest update would likely keep the Google Chrome ahead of its competitors such as Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Edge. But this is a two-attack from Google in the browser wars. Not only will Google maintain its distance against the competition, the Google Chrome browser would have the latest security features that would keep it working at the optimal condition.
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