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Chrome browser to become more battery-friendly
September 15, 2015, 4:25 pm

If you are Chrome browser user and tend to have many tabs open at the same time, Google is about to purge the unused memory occupied by the idle tabs, reducing page memory use by an average of 10 percent. This savings in memory is even more dramatic in the case of complex web apps; for instance, with Gmail nearly a quarter of the memory used by an idle tab can be saved, thereby improving battery performance, says Google. 

Chrome is also now halting Flash animations that are not “central” to a web page, further reducing consumption of power. In another gesture to lure more people to their browser, Google says that those who quit Chrome accidentally, or due to crash, the browser will now restore your tabs in the order you viewed them, with the stuff you were reading popping up immediately you restore your connection to the internet.

Chrome still has a long way to go before people stop complaining about its effect on battery performance, but the recent update to its browser means Google has got the message.


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