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Google bringing M1 Silicon support to Drive for Desktop in April

Since being introduced in November, developers have kept steadily updating their apps to be compatible with Apple’s M1 silicon platform. The latest update is Google and their recently renamed Google Drive for Desktop application. Here’s everything you need to know.

Earlier this month, Google rolled out Update 45.0 for their Drive File Stream application, an enterprise version of Google Drive, which brought a few updates that also include a name change: “Google Drive for desktop.”

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Google also updated their enterprise support document to include: “Drive File Stream currently doesn’t support ARM-based Windows laptops and tablets, including the Microsoft Surface Pro X. And Drive File Stream does not yet support Apple M1 devices.

Google has since announced plans to bring M1 Silicon support to Google Drive for Desktop in version 47.0 due out in April.

The consumer version of Google Drive was updated on January 13th with “improved M1 silicon support,” and fixes to back-up and sync.

“Google Drive for desktop” will be among the last of Google’s services to be updated to support Apple Silicon.

Sid Ramirez

Author: Sid Ramirez

Appleosophy Weekly

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