The latest version of Google Chrome is about 28 percent faster than the previous versions of this popular browser. According to Google, new Chrome v56 will be available in the next few days and weeks. The browser will have a faster loading speed, and this improvement has to do with the way Chrome validates information when it is reloading a page. In addition, there will be 60 percent fewer validation requests, resulting in a save on bandwidth and power.
Takashi Toyoshima wrote on Google’s Chromium blog: “When reloading a page, browsers will check with the web server if cached resources are still usable, a process known as validation. This typically results in hundreds of network requests per page issued to dozens of domains. On mobile devices, the high latency and transient nature of mobile connections mean that this behavior can produce serious performance issues.”
Toyoshima stated that Chrome users usually reload a page when it is broke or when the content is stale, and the current reload behavior cannot deal properly with the outdated content, especially on mobile devices, while it efficiently solves broken pages.
“This feature was originally designed in times when broken pages were quite common, so it was reasonable to address both use cases at once,” Toyoshima said. Taking into account that the quality of the web pages has improved, this problem is far less relevant.
What has changed is reload behavior that has been simplified, and it now validates only the main resource. This results in lower latency, power consumption, and data usage and maximizes the reuse of cached resources.
HTTP Warnings for Banking Websites
Speed is not the only thing that is improved as the Chrome v56 will have 51 different security fixes for the Windows, MacOS, and Linux and these fixes will make the browser safer for the users. Google added a new tool which will gather info about banks and accounts that use HTTP protocol instead of the HTTPS one, which is more secure.
The users will see a label “Not Secure” in the address bar, and we also expect Firefox to introduce a similar feature in the next update as they helped Chrome with this one. The v56 also comes with Web Bluetooth API support on Android, MacOS and Chrome OS allowing sites to connect with low-energy Bluetooth devices.
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