Although, Chrome is one of the most used browser, a lot of complaints were recorded about the fact that it works slower than other browsers and also uses a lot of CPU. Taking account the critics, Google started to fix Chrome’s speed issues and to make some changes that will save battery. Until this new update, Chrome did take out the garbage but at random times, which affected the speed of the browser.
The new version of Chrome improves this new garbage collecting feature, by the time a web page has finished loading and became completely idle, Chrome will “aggressively clean up old, unused memory.”
Also, before restoring all the tabs you were using when you last closed your browser, Chrome will check up your system’s memory. By using this feature, memory usage will be reduced on average by 10% but in some cases it might reach up to 45%. The other interesting fact is that the new browser will pause Flash animations when they are not useful to operate a website, which can save up battery consumption. Google’s lab tests showed that Chrome can save up to 15% of your battery life but it still depends on what operating system you use and if a lot of Flash content is used on the websites you frequent.
The new feature should automatically install during updates, which will be made over the next few weeks. Even if a new version of Chrome is being launched every few weeks or so and most of them don’t come with a lot of changes, Google is confident is this new update.