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Google Touts Chrome Power, Battery Improvements
Earlier this summer, Microsoft said its Edge browser is the most power-efficient browser around. Not surprisingly, Google begs to differ.
In a Tuesday blog post, Google championed the efficiency of Chrome. Specifically, it says the latest version of the browser, Chrome 53, can last substantially longer than Chrome 46, which launched in 2015.
“Last week, we released a new version of Chrome that includes new payment features and performance improvements,” Google writes. “In fact, over the last year Chrome has seen double-digit improvements in speed and battery life. These improvements help you get more done, faster, and we thought you’d like an update.”
Google doesn’t mention Microsoft or any of its browser rivals by name. Instead, the company focuses on the improvements it’s delivered in Chrome over the last year.
Chrome 53, for example, provides two hours and 12 minutes more of Vimeo HD Web surfing than Chrome 46, according to Google. Google also says Chrome 53 is now 15 percent faster on the desktop and Android than Chrome 46. And on the power front, it offers a similar improvement.
“As one example, Chrome for Mac now uses 33 percent less power for everything from videos and images to simple page scrolling,” the company noted. “Whether you’re planning a vacation or getting work done, you now get more browsing time from a single battery charge.
“Faster browsing, faster checkouts, and longer battery life — we think you’ll enjoy the latest release of Chrome,” the company said.