STATES CHRONICLE – Just recently, Google updated its popular browser. As such, Chrome 56 should come to offer a faster, better page reload as well as several other new features.
Google Chrome is a freeware web browser. It is developed and maintained by its giant parent company, Google. The browser was first released back in 2008. Initially meant for Microsoft Windows, it is now available across all platforms.
Market estimates show that it is one if not the most used such system. Google Chrome is estimated to be utilized by 63 percent of the global population. This targets the desktop web browsers area. In general, it has a 51 percent usage. This latter also includes the smartphone browser area.
On January 26, Google announced the official release of Chrome’s latest version. Starting with Thursday, users can download or update to the stable Chrome 56 variant. This should come with a number of tweaks and updates. And a very interesting one will be its reload speed.
According to reports, Chrome 56 should offer a faster page reload. The process should take 28 percent less time. These should also be more efficient.
Its 28 percent faster reload is linked to validation requests. When reloading a page, the system releases a series of such processes. Usually, these are sent across to multiple domains. To put it simply, the browser is checking to see if the respective page will accept its resources.
The Chrome 56 version will send 60 percent fewer such validation requests. This will not only make the reload faster. It will also make it more efficient. Both in terms of network and power.
The system should require fewer data. And should also be easier on the battery. These latter two are applicable for the mobile browser version.
Chrome 56 will still send out validation requests. But these will reportedly target only the page’s main resources. The browser will only validate this latter. As such, it should offer a more efficient and still reliable process.
This reload will pull up the new page information if there is any. But otherwise, the web page will remain as it is.
According to reports, the reload changes brought by Chrome 56 will be felt more strongly on the mobile version. But desktop users should still feel the change. And it should also offer a bit of an advantage for their laptop battery use.
Still, reports do point out the following. Desktop page variants are somewhat more complex than mobile ones. So broken pages could be a somewhat more common occurrence.
A few options have been offered in case the new refresh does not detect errors. For example, holding down the “shift” during page reload will cause a hard refresh. This will reload afresh the whole page.
Google’s Chrome 56 will also come with several other features. For example, the “Not Secure” page label will be activated by default. As will the full HTML 5. The “Not Secure” feature should bring a slight improvement to the user security.
Tweaks include memory overflow updates and solving potential Blink bugs. These are just a few examples of the potential issues fixed by the new updates.
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