Following the roll out to Developer and Canary channels in June, Google has officially released the 64-bit Chrome beta version for Windows 7 and Windows 8 on Wednesday.
Announcing the release, Google promises that the new 64-bit version will replace the existing version, while all the settings and bookmarks will be preserved, reducing the need to uninstall the current version of Chrome.
Google said that the new version of the browser to be more stable and more secure. The company claims the 64-bit build is around 25 percent faster compared to the 32-bit version, especially in the graphics intense webpages. The new Chrome version will likely reduce the crash rate by around 50 percent than the 32-bit version.
The 64-bit release is also said to be much safer because of the ability to leverage features of the new OS, such as High Entropy ASLR on Windows 8. In case users encounter any bugs or probably certain features not working the way it should, in the beta version, they can report about it to Google on the Chromium code page.
The 64-bit installer for the Windows 7 and 8 users can be downloaded from the Google Beta download pages. Notably, the 64-bit version is still in the beta phase, suggesting it to be a bit less stable from the final version, which is likely just a few weeks away. However, Google is yet to reveal the official release date of the final version of the 64-bit Chrome.