Thursday, 14 March 2013

Latest Chrome Beta for Android reduces data usage by half

The last time we reported about Chrome Beta for Android we were excited to show how Google’s popular browser can be modified to render pages in full-screen mode. This time, users with heavy mobile data usage are in for a treat: Chrome 26 Beta adds a new experimental feature that makes use of Google’s proxy servers to optimize web content, thereby saving bandwidth.
The reduction in data usage is made possible by Google’s utilization of its own proxy servers, which phones running Chrome mobile establish a connection with and transmit HTTP requests. The proxy servers then pass on the request to the target resource, performs content optimization, and finally sends back a lighter load to the phones.

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