Google Says New Chrome Version 89 Saves Memory On Windows, Keeps Mac Cooler And Faster Performance
Google has released the newest version of its browser, Chrome 89, this month and the tech giant said that the browser is more memory efficient and launches even faster.
The California-based tech giant explained in their blog post listing the improvements it has made with the new version for both Windows and macOS.
Google said it’s seeing ‘significant’ memory savings on Windows, up to 22% within the browser process, with improved browser responsiveness by up to 9%.
Google is in a position to reclaim up to 100MB per tab, which it claims is quite 20% on some popular sites. This is often because Chrome discards memory that the foreground tab isn’t actively using like big images that are scrolled off-screen.
On macOS, it’s saving 8% thanks to the handling of its background tabs. This has helped to keep Mac cooler because the Apple Energy Impact score has improved by up to 65%.
Google has repackaged Chrome on Android and therefore the update has helped to scale back crashes thanks to resource exhaustion, improvement in memory, faster start-up times, and quicker page loads.
Users who have picked up the newest Android devices with Android Q+ and 8GB+ of RAM will get the rebuilt Chrome which loads pages 8.5% faster and 28% smoother.
Google said it’s accelerated Chrome’s start-up process by 13% on Android. The company uses a feature called “Freeze-Dried” Tabs that saves a light-weight version of tabs that are similar in size to a screenshot, but support scrolling, zooming and tapping on links.
Google uses these Freeze-Dried Tabs at startup while the particular tab loads within the background, getting users to their pages faster.