So, is Chrome really available for 64bit version of Windows 8?
The simple answer is, Chrome does not have a 64 variant for the Windows platform. However, the normal 32 bit will work fine on the 64bit version of Windows 8, just as a 32bit app. Download it from here
“Neither Chromium nor V8 has a 64-bit version on the Windows platform right now. However, Chrome does run on 64-bit Windows as a 32-bit application. V8 should only need a small number of changes to build on the Windows platform.”
that’s how the chromium team has explained it on the project documentation. Considering the fact that other browsers have 64 bit versions available, I think its high time the team worked on a 64 bit
Native Client in Chrome on 64-bit Windows
Chrome runs as a 32-bit process on 64-bit Windows systems.Â Native Client inner sandbox on 64-bit Windows systems uses SFI and requires running the loader as a 64-bit process. This is a known problem and the team is working on it. There are many suggestions mentioned here and the primary one seems to be of creating a 64 bit version of Chrome for windows!
Stay tuned for more information on this!!!