Google Chrome’s Great Update: Optimization with a 47% Improvement
Google Chrome may be the world’s most popular web browser, however, that doesn’t mean it’s the world’s fastest anymore. Chrome has become bloated and is much slower than it used to be, especially in the early days. In addition, it consumes much memory and sometimes even crashes.
Apparently Google knows these problems, and users have been asking the company to speed up their web browser, so efforts have been put in the optimization.
Chrome 53 is already available in the developer channel, on all platforms. And some users have taken the liberty to running Motion Task, which is a benchmark for WebKit, and the improvements versus Chrome 51 are pretty incredible — the search giant has finally listened to people.
The differentce on the MacBook Pro 15 are pretty insane: The Animometer score changed by +46.90%, while the HTML suite is +161.16%. And when it comes to Chrome 53 on the Google Pixel C, the differences are magnified: The Animomter score changed by +209.87%, while the HTML suite is +589.39%. See the following image for the details on Android M:
Chrome 53 is slated to hit the stable channel in September. By that time, these scores will likely change. Hopefully they will get even better, which will definitely make for a great experience for users that use Chrome on a daily basis.
Speed may not be the only disadvantage of Chrome. The reasons that Mills gave up on Chrome was because it consumed too much memory and shortened the continuation of use. His return would depend on whether Google will fix these problems in September.
This great update may win back the previous users, and even rewin the “Best browser” title. If you’d like to give Chrome Canary (aka Chrome Dev) a try, download it on the Google Play Store, and also on the desktop. But beware that this is a developer version of Google Chrome, so while you’ll have all of the optimizations that Google has put forth in Chrome, you may also encounter some bugs and stability issues.