Google’s own internet browser Chromium (Chrome) is now being developed to address some concerns raised by Apple users over the years.
Google’s Chrome has grown to be the world’s favourite browser claiming 50.15% of internet users in February 2015. Sporting intuitive layout and adaptability it is still far from being perfect. The resource hungry Chrome has been known to utilize more system RAM and CPU usage on devices. This can make browsing while multi-tasking on your device a bit sluggish. It can even zap the battery life quicker on mobile devices.
On the other hand Apple’s internet browser Safari is far more efficient at balancing the load between powerful browsing and system resource utilization. To address these challenges Google developers have gone back into the heart of the beast to increase browser efficiency. Senior Chrome engineer, Peter Kasting, says that they will be tweaking the way it renders background tabs. These are the ones remaining open, but are not being viewed when you open a new tab.
Kasting further explained in a post “Before: Renderers for background tabs had the same priority as for foreground tabs, Now: Renderers for background tabs get a lower priority, reducing idle wakeups on various tests, in some cases by significant amounts (e.g. 50% on one test).”
Although a time table for these updates has not been announced they are expected in the following months. Apple users can also look forward to more pliable RAM resources when working with Chrome as Kasting mentioned that Google engineers are working to improve RAM utilization in the forthcoming updates.
Only last week, Chrome was updated to improve battery life by programming the browser to pause unnecessary Flash components. Many of the other improvements will first go live on normal Chrome before being released for Mac OS X according to Macrumours.com. As for loyalist Safari users, these updates might just take Google’s Chrome from being just your backup browser to your own ace in the hole.