The wait is over. Google has finally unveiled the much awaited 64 bit version of its popular web browser for OS X users. Chrome 39 is the first stable version for Apple's operating system.
With Chrome 39, Google is dropping 32-bit support altogether. The build is specifically designated as Chrome 39.0.2171.65 and promises faster startup times and better memory management features.
This will be a breath of fresh air for some, but owners of older Intel-based Macs will be stuck with Chrome 38. This is because Apple began switching to Intel's 64-bit architecture in 2006, but did not finish until August 2007.
Apart from being a 64-bit release, the update also brings 42 new security fixes for vulnerabilities to the table. Chrome 39 for Mac OS X 10.6 or higher can be downloaded via Google's website.