Google Chrome is the most popular choice when it comes to browsing websites occupying at least 54.41% of the browser market share and is also a cross-platform browser that can be used for iOS, Macs, Windows and Linux systems. However, it is also known to consume more RAM than its contemporaries like Mozilla’s Firefox and Apple’s Safari and this was considered a setback. The more tabs are opened, the slower browsing becomes. With a test conducted in terms of battery consumption, on the other hand, between a desktop with Chrome and a Mac with the Safari browser, the former only lasted for more than nine hours while the latter reached more than thirteen hours until the battery drained.
But this is expected to change before the year ends, with a Chrome update in the offing. Google says that it this development can reduce the consumption of RAM storage between 15% and 50%.
According to the team that handles Chrome, the catch will be on garbage collection latency since this can be minimized if more RAM is used and this can be a problem for computers or devices with lesser memory since this can result to out-of-memory issues.
Conversely, the update, in terms of speed, might not be felt in desktops with larger RAM since the PC is already fast, such as desktops with 8GB or 16GB RAM. For those with 4GB, however, improved battery life and faster speed will be experienced. For MAC users, Chrome can also be downloaded for free and also supports iPhones, iPods and iPads while users can also take advantage of the Chrome update on Android.
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