Google Chrome is considered to be one of the fastest browsers out there. Chrome is, however, also notorious for being one of the most resource-consuming browsers, which end up taking a toll on your battery if you happen to be using it on a laptop. Now it seems Google is trying to resolve this issue by making some neat changes to Google Chrome. Also Read - Google Meet in India now supports noise cancelling feature
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The Google Chrome vs Safari test
The seemingly small and insignificant tweak has pretty big changes in the battery life of a portable machine like a laptop. In a test described by 9to5google, a laptop lasted 6.4 hours using Chrome and 9.3 hours using Safari. However, after the same change, the battery life went up to 8.2 hours on Chrome. This nearly 2 hours of extra battery life, which is a lot. Also Read - Google launches SmartReply feature for YouTube Studio; makes replying to comments easier
The test had a single blank tab open in the foreground of the browser. There were 36 tabs open in the background. A separate test saw a fullscreen YouTube video playing with a few background tabs open. While the results were not as big in this test, a notable increase in battery life was still observed.
It is important that we don’t take the numbers in this test too seriously as the test is not a representation of actual real-life usage. Still, the step can be a first for many who simply do not use Google Chrome on their laptops because of the effect it has on their up-time.