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Chrome 85 Adds 64-Bit Support on Android, Better Tab Groups, Avif Compression Format Support

October 8, 2020

Via: InfoQ

The Chrome team recently released Chrome 85 with sizable new features. The Chrome app for Android will now be a 64-bit version. Tab groups can be collapsed and expanded. Profile Guided Optimization allegedly delivers up to 10% faster page loads. Highly-compressed AVIF videos will natively play in Chrome 85. Developer tools also see significant improvements.

Android Lollipop already ran on ARM64’s 64-bit architecture in 2014. The Chrome browser was however still running a 32-bit version. The new release of Chrome for Android has Chrome 85 finally shifting to a 64-bit programming infrastructure.

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