Google Chrome is to drop support for all 32-bit Linux distros from March, 2016.
The change, which brings the platform in line with that of Mac OS X, will apply to all x86 Linux builds, regardless of distribution or version number. Users affected will still be able to use Chrome after the axe has fallen, but they will no longer receive any updates.
In a double-whammy, March will also see Google Chrome stop supporting Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (which will receive critical and security bug fixes from Canonical until mid 2017). ‘Ubuntu users are advised to upgrade to a 64-bit version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS or later’
From this March only 64-bit versions of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (or later) will receive new versions of the browser from Google .
To run a supported version of Google Chrome Precise users are advised to upgrade to a 64-bit version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (or later).
The small Google Chrome Linux team can’t support all versions of Ubuntu and
other Linux distributions indefinitely. With Linux already a small overall
percentile of Chrome’s user base, and 32-bit users amongst that
percentage even smaller, something had to give at some point.