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Google pushes out Chrome 52 for Android

by on03 August 2016

Two weeks after the PC version

Search engine outfit Google has finally got around to launching the Android verson of its latest Chrome browser.

Google last week also launched Chrome 52 for Android but it did not put the new browser onto Google Play until today.

Chrome 52 for Android makes video playback feel smoother, load faster, and consume less battery. Video playback has been improved for speed and power efficiency, meaning you should expect smoother playback and faster load times. This means that videos will start playing sooner, instead of stopping, thinking about it, analysing the pros and cons before finally getting its AintoG. Your Android device’s battery should also last longer too.

Video in Chrome for Android also now works with Data Saver Mode. This means a lightweight version of the video will be downloaded and played if you have Data Saver Mode on, saving you as much as 50 percent in data downloads, by Google’s estimation.

More than a billion hours of web video is played in Chrome every week which is rather a lot of cat videos. he company merely said that “much of that is on mobile devices” without specifying what type.

Most of the improvements are centered around HTML5 content. If you are using video plugins you will not notice much difference. Google also points out that the improvements will be most noticeable on short videos so it is more likely to suit cat watchers than those looking at the director's cut of War and Peace.


Last modified on 03 August 2016
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