Google has confirmed it is working hard to improve battery life issues on macOS devices.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the company is keen to address performance issues on its browser, especially as rivals like Safari continue to innovate and push forward.
Chrome has confirmed it will improve tab throttling, prioritizing active tabs, stopping hidden tabs from draining resources in the background. According to Google, this has a “dramatic impact on battery and performance,” so we’re looking forward to seeing the change.
According to the WSJ, Google has been prioritizing MacBooks when testing the changes.
Speaking of the update, Max Christoff, director of Chrome browser engineering, said that: “This is an ongoing investment in improvements to speed, performance and battery life.”
Despite its universal appeal and market share (Chrome has a 69.42% share of the desktop browser market, compared to Safari’s 8.74% and Firefox’s 8.48%), the browser has been widely criticized for hogging RAM, draining the battery on laptops, and major privacy issues.
Google announced earlier in the year that it was working to improve battery life via Chrome by blocking adverts that were resource-intensive.
The firm also confirmed it was limiting resources of an ad before users interact with it, and new optimizations mean that some of the most critical parts of the browser will run even faster, though these tweaks are ongoing.
Google has confirmed that the new changes are currently in beta phase, and improvements are expected to roll out towards the end of August or into early September, so not long to go!
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