Chrome experiments with battery life

 


Google has not given up on searching for more battery life from the Chrome browser. Finally the search engine is experimenting with meta tags through which websites can activate energy saving.

This reduces the refresh rate, script execution time, and other modifications that should help the laptop live longer on a single charge.

Chrome browser has a bad reputation for power consumption and RAM. Through meta tags websites can reduce processor usage and increase battery performance.

Javascripts that do not directly affect UX will be slowed down.

A second option which will improve Chrome performance is limited to Android only. In the experimental phase, Chrome will use low power processor cores leaving out the high power ones and thus reducing power consumption.