It is undeniable that Adobe Flash Player had a great role in the adoption of animation, gaming, and video media formats on the Internet these days. Nowadays, websites naturally use technologies such as HTML5, which gives improved security, faster page loading times, and reduction of power consumption. Thus, favoring HTML5, Chrome aims to deemphasize Flash. Accordingly, here is how it works for you.
Over 90% Flash content will load behind the scenes on the Web today. This makes it easier for page analytics to work on the background. However, this type of Flash will slow down your browsing experience.
Thus, Chrome 53 has been updated to block such content beginning in September. This is because HTML5 is proven to be faster and lighter, in which publishers are deciding to switch over in order to gain more speed in loading pages and will also save more battery life. These improvements can be observed for many websites, gaining efficiency and responsiveness.
In September alone, changes made to Chrome and some Flash content had become click-to-play when using Chrome 42. As a result, it has made a positive impact for the users, as page loading times were improved and battery power was optimized.
This December, HTML5 will be transformed by Chrome 55 to a default experience. This is with the exception of websites that only support Flash content. Thus, users will be prompted if they want to enable Flash when first visiting the website. So, once you use your browser by then, you will notice a change that is safer and more efficient in power consumption.
Adobe Flash has made a big difference by making the Web a dynamic, rich experience. Likewise, it has helped in shaping the modern set of standards for the Web. Thus, Chrome is working closely with Adobe in order to ensure that users will have an experience that is fast and secure, while transitioning to the newer HTML5 technology.
Here are a few things that you can expect from the new Chrome 55.
- Web Bluetooth – provides users with access to nearby devices interacting with Chrome browsers in order to deliver content and advertising from businesses existing in the surroundings.
- WebVR – with lots of emerging consumer markets, many initiatives have been made to create a realistic, but cost-effective VR technology. Thus, Chromium project has been on the move to provide Web-based VR to the Chrome browser.
- Performance Enhancements – the upgrade made to Chrome will significantly reduce RAM consumption by 50%, mainly for Android and PC users. Likewise, it will also aim to restrict background pages to 1% of CPU usage.
- Android Apps – it has been expected that the Google Play Store will begin to roll out the version 54 and 55, as Android Apps are coming to Chrome.
- Other Features – several features are expected to come, including the resizing of images, voice input, quick emojis and handwriting input.
In December, these changes will begin to take center stage. Thus, Chrome 55 should be a great new development that should benefit mobile and desktop users.