Google Chrome’s Latest Update Will Make Websites 26% Smaller

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In their endeavour to provide users with faster browsing experience, Google Chrome’s latest update will compress websites 26% more ensuring they open seamlessly even on handheld devices. In order to achieve this, Google is using a new compression algorithm called Brotli. It is an improvement over the previous algorithm Zopfli. With the naming Google also continues their fixation with food as Brotli means a specific type of Swiss pastry.

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As confirmed by Google’s Ilya Grigorik, Brotli is ready to release and it is open source as well. Among the giants, Mozilla has announced that they will use the Brotli algorithm for Firefox browser. The new update will focus towards speed, data conservation and battery conservation. As many Chrome users may have already noticed, the browser has stopped loading videos on the background and only loads videos on active tabs.

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Soumyajit is an SAP technical consultant with a flair for writing. An avid blog reader, he started off with a free WordPress blog and slowly moved to his own personal news and blog site. Apart from writing he loves reading books, playing table tennis and long bike trips. He is currently trying to learn playing guitar and failing miserably.

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