What you need to know
- Google Drive File Stream will get support for Apple's M1 silicon chip in April.
Google Drive File Stream is being updated to support Apple's M1 Macs in April.
As the report notes, support for File stream, soon to be renamed 'Google Drive for Desktop', was lacking when Apple silicon launched last year. Google's own support notes now confirm that support for Apple silicon and M1 devices will come with version 47.0 of the software when it's released in April.
Taking advantage of the M1's blazing speed, Google released an Apple silicon version of Google Chrome very shortly after launch in November. From that report:
The updated version of Chrome is reportedly 2x faster.
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