The ARM version of the Brave browser has just arrived on Windows 11, through a stable and ready-to-use version. A significant advance for PCs with ARM chips… which Brave obtains before Google.
Brave can boast of having beaten Google Chrome (probably by only a few weeks), by launching a stable, ready-to-use Windows 11 ARM version before the No. 1 browser on the market. Now optimized for ARM64, the Windows version of Brave is therefore capable of getting the most out of PCs equipped in particular with Snapdragon chips.
This excellent news comes at the best time, since Qualcomm aims to launch its new Snapdragon X Elite chip this summer. According to the firm, this new ARM SoC would be capable of developing more performance than the Apple M3 chip, introduced last fall.
Google Chrome ARM is not yet ready for Windows 11
Through this announcement from Qualcomm, the market’s interest in the Windows on ARM environment seems to have been revived. Brave’s announcement therefore comes in a particularly favorable context.
“ Brave ARM64 on Windows is now stable and offers native performance. You can also benefit from the same features that we offer on the x64/x86 architecture, such as Widevine, IPFS, or even Tor », In any case declared Mihai Plesa, director of development of Brave, on X.
For its part, Google will soon deploy a Windows 11 version of Google Chrome, also capable of natively using ARM chips. This version is currently accessible in beta only, through the browser’s Canary channel. In other words, it is not yet finalized and will require a few more weeks (or months) of development before being offered on a large scale.
As a reminder, Brave is not, however, the first browser to offer native support for ARM chips on Windows 11. As you are never better served than by yourself, Microsoft had in fact launched an ARM version in 2020 from its own Edge browser.
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