Google has shared different data that reflects the recent improvement applied to Chrome: the Android browser reduced memory usage, increased stability and significantly reduced startup, still according to Google. The improvements were introduced with version M89 of Google Chrome.
Talking about Google Chrome usually brings up two facts: that is the number one in use and that its resource consumption is generally high. Google is aware of the consuming desire for its application, it is not in vain that it has optimized it with each version. First with the Chromium base; then adding optimizations to Canary, Dev and stable versions. But are the optimizations really noticeable? Google has communicated its latest changes to the Chrome code.
Chrome on Android is faster when starting and loading pages
Few Chrome apps update as much as Chrome. In reality, trial versions receive updates almost daily, all to advance small improvements and novelties to make them stable. Thanks to this, the poor optimization of the browser has been reduced, especially on mobile phones.
As Google explained on the Chromium page, the Open Source version of the browser that serves as the basis for Chrome and the rest of the applications that use its code, the browser for Android has taken a big step forward
- 13% faster start-up. Chrome doesn’t load saved tabs in their entirety, but instead saves a lighter version (“ freeze-dried tabs ”) while full websites are downloaded in the background. This lightweight version is also functional.
- 2% faster page loading.
- 5% reduction in memory consumption.
- 7.5% improvement at start-up. This applies to the app in general, not just when Chrome had tabs loaded before it closed.
- 64-bit Chrome for mobiles with Android 10 and more than 8 GB of RAM saw page loading improve by 8.5% with 28% better scrolling and lower typing latency.
Google has made most of the improvements by downloading Chrome from bundles or splitting APKs for different versions and phone models. Thanks to this optimization the browser is better suited to the hardware requirements; thus resulting in improved experience.
All data offered by Google has been captured by the company regarding Chrome versions older than M89. This version is now stably available.
More information | Chromium
Via | 9to5Google