As the most popular web browser in the world, Google Chrome is used on a multitude of devices, ranging from PCs to smartphones. Thanks to the dominance of Android across the globe, Chrome is the default browser of choice on most mobile devices, and one that comes pre-loaded on most Android smartphones.
However, even though Google Chrome on Android can easily render the heaviest of websites, not everyone has ultra-fast 4G cellular connectivity. The browser is now getting a new feature that ensures that users with even 2G connections can enjoy a fast web-browsing experience.
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In related news, Google Chrome seems to be testing a new page loading technique that will allow users to browse the web faster. Dubbed ‘Lazy Loading,’ the feature was recently spotted on Google Chrome’s developmental ‘Canary’ channel.
In the simplest of terms, ‘Lazy Loading’ is a technique that allows the web browser to load only those webpage elements that are currently visible on the display. The rest of the elements are loaded as the user scrolls up/down. This results in an overall faster browsing experience, since the browser doesn’t have to load and cache the entire webpage in one go.