Windows 11 now has a new ARM browser

While Chrome ARM version is still in Canary testing

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Windows 11 now has a new ARM browser

In a significant leap forward for Windows 11 on ARM PCs, Brave browser announced that it is now optimized for ARM64, ensuring better performance on your devices.

This also means that apart from Chrome and Edge, you can now use Brave for a better browsing experience.

There is no perfect time for this news to come out, as there is a surge of interest in ARM computing due to Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon X Elite processor, redefining the landscape of ARM computing in 2024.

Brave DevOps director Mihai Plesa tweeted on X (formerly known as Twitter)

ARM64 Brave on Windows is now stable and offers native performance. You also get to enjoy the same features we offer on x64/x86 like Widevine, IPFS, Tor.

Last month, Google also released a native ARM64 version of Chrome, but Brave has stolen a march as this version of Chrome is still being tested in Canary.

You can download the ARM64-optimized Brave browser from GitHub, the Microsoft Store, or Brave’s official website.

Is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite a game changer for Windows 11 on ARM?

2024 looks promising for Windows 11 on ARM PCs, all thanks to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X Elite processor.

Microsoft is busy refining Windows’ ARM version, and this latest Qualcomm could help bridge the gap with competitors like Apple.

Qualcomm claims that Snapdragon X Elite can outperform Intel’s Core i9-13980HX and Apple’s M2 Max, and there are leaked benchmarks that support the assertions.

With a neural processing unit (NPU) optimized for local AI processing, the Snapdragon X Elite could help build a powerful Windows 11 on an ARM PC.

The advantages of this processor include powerful computing capabilities, long-lasting battery life, lightweight design, seamless cellular integration, and efficient local AI processing.

Windows 11 on ARM Gaining Mainstream Support

Apart from Qualcomm’s flagship processor, major players like Google have released an ARM-based Chrome browser, showing its support and acceptance of Windows 11 on ARM.

People are eagerly waiting for Snapdragon X Elite’s mid-2024 launch and envision a collective effort among chip manufacturers and developers to optimize apps for Windows 11 on ARM.

With the powerful companies coming forward to support and the mighty processor, Windows 11 on ARM could be a competition for Macbooks and Windows 11 PCs with Intel/AMD processors

Do you think this could affect the computing landscape? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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