Google Chrome Portable 37.0.2062.102 64-bit Test has been released. Google Chrome Portable is a web browser that runs web pages and applications with lightning speed. This is a test release of portablization of the 64-bit version of Google Chrome Stable. It is not recommended for regular end users. Point versions of this version will be pushed via the PortableApps.com Platform but not announced on the homepage or RSS feed. It's packaged as a portable app, so you can take your browsing experience with you and it's in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Platform. It's partially open source freeware for personal and business use.
64-bit Software and Portable Apps
This is a test release of Google's new 64-bit version of Chrome to see how portablization works and whether a dual-mode (32+64-bit) version of Chrome will make sense in an upcoming release. This would make Chrome Portable huge, weighing in at over 330MB - compared to Firefox Portable's 70MB - so testing real world usage and performance will be helpful. Note that Google has only released it as a manual download - existing users still get 32-bit, new downloads all default to 32-bit - so, it is not quite ready for general use. As always, our overall guidelines about 64-bit Software: Where It Fits Into Portable Apps are still applicable, though a bit outdated in terms of OS usage stats.
Google Chrome's features include:
- Quick to start up
- Loads web pages in a snap
- Runs web applications faster than ever
- Designed for efficiency and ease of use
- Search and navigate to web pages from the same box
- Arrange and organize tabs however you wish — quickly and easily
- Get to your favorite websites with just a click, from the thumbnails of your most visited sites in the New Tab page
- Themes to add delight to your browser
PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format
Google Chrome Portable is packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.
Google Chrome Portable 64-bit test is available for immediate download from the Google Chrome Portable test section. Get it today!