Google Chrome Is Ready to Stop Draining Your Battery
Gabriel Roşu / 2 years ago
If you stopped using Google Chrome on your notebook or smartphone, then you most likely did it because of its battery draw rate. Nobody wants to see their battery go from 100 to 0 faster than an F1 racing car and Google finally saw that their browser really had a big issue.
The search giant is said to have made a few changes to its Chrome browser involving Flash content. The browser is now able to turn off unimportant content and improve battery life on mobile devices and notebooks.
Google is also taking a smart approach for Mac users. They now see that when someone focuses on a browser tab, it means that he or she is interested in that particular web page and not the dozens more opened and running alongside it. What I’m talking about is an ancient feature, already present in other browsers, which makes foreground tabs take priority and shuts down content in background tabs. But this does not mean you can’t still listen to your YouTube or SoundCloud songs in background tabs.
The browser will also see an improvement in terms of CPU usage when running in the background, going down from 0.3 to 0.1 percent. While this does not mean a great deal, I can tell you that 0.1 percent battery usage is the same amount all mobile device applications use in the background. This includes your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Mail and so on.
It is said that the new battery improvement features will be made available for the beta version of Chrome in about six weeks. Chances are that it will hit the stable version in twelve weeks, provided that no big issues crop up.
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