chrome beta 640x297A couple of days ago, Google announced that they had released a stable version of their 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows computers. Well the good news is that if you’re a Mac user and you’re looking to take advantage of the 64-bit Chrome, you’re in luck because in a recent post by Google, they have announced the release of the beta build for 64-bit Chrome for Mac.

As expected with the 64-bit Chrome for Mac,it will come with the same speed and security improvements that Google implemented in the Windows version. According to Google, “In cases where Chrome was the last remaining 32-bit app, there were launch-time and memory-footprint penalties as 32-bit copies of all of the system libraries needed to be loaded to support Chrome. Now that Chrome’s a 64-bit app too, we expect you’ll find that it launches more quickly and that overall system memory use decreases.”

However Google notes that first-gen Intel Macs will not be able to get in on the 64-bit fun, which we guess is fair enough since their computers are pretty old. At the same time Google won’t be abandoning its users and has reminded those users that there the stable version of Chrome 37 is still available for download.

In any case if you don’t mind taking the beta version of a 64-bit Chrome for Mac for a spin, you can do so by heading on over to the Beta Channel on Google’s website for the download. No word on when the stable version will be released, but considering the Windows version was released a month after its beta, hopefully the OS X version will follow in their footsteps as well.

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