Google reportedly working on Opera’s Turbo-type feature for its Chrome on Android, will help speed up mobile Internet browsing


After launching a new compression algorithm called Zopfli which compresses content on a webpage to make it load faster, Google seems to have now turned its attention to its mobile web browser. François Beaufort posted on Google+ that Google is apparently working on a feature similar to Opera Turbo for Chrome on Android devices that will reduce data consumption by loading optimized web pages.

According to Beaufort, just like Opera’s Turbo technology and Amazon’s Silk browser, Google seems to be working on a similar optimizing feature for its Chrome on Android which would essentially load websites faster via the its SPDY proxy servers. This feature when enabled should significantly reduce cellular data usage when loading a webpage.

The feature is still under development and has not been implemented. For those who are willing to try the feature will have to enable it by putting in a code (adb shell ‘echo “chrome –enable-spdy-proxy-auth” > /data/local/tmp/content-shell-command-line’) in the ADB Shell while your phone is connected to a computer.