New Chrome Beta Feature Saves Battery, Boosts Performance, Claims Google
Google is concerned to save battery life of its user’s smartphone, tablet and laptops. For this purpose, it is going to monitor the Flash-heavy websites. Now Chrome will play Flash content in such manner that can improve device’s performance.
“This update significantly reduces power consumption, allowing you to surf the web longer before having to hunt for a power outlet,” reads an official blog post from Google.
Users will now be able to choose which Flash content they want to watch automatically; the rest of the Flash content will be stopped from playing.
According to Google, it is in talks with Adobe to bring this new feature, and that it is working to ensure that system should only block “content (like Flash animations) that aren’t central to the webpage.” The central content will be played without interruption. Chrome will let users resume a paused content if they are keen to watch it.
The new feature will initially work with Chrome’s latest desktop Beta channel. And “soon” it will reach all other Chrome desktop users. Users can enable the feature manually. And the process is pretty simple: just open Chrome’s content settings> Detect and run important plugin content. This is it!
“Adobe Flash allows web pages to display rich content—but sometimes that can put a squeeze on your laptop’s battery. So we’ve been working with Adobe to ensure that your experience on the web can be power-efficient as well as rich and interactive—and today, we’re introducing an update to Chrome that does just that,” Google posted yesterday.