Google today announced a new updated version (v32) of the Chrome mobile browser for Android and iOS. This version brings various new features including Data Compression functionality.
The Data Compression feature is disabled by default, and users can turn on it from the Settings > Bandwidth management > Reduce data usage. Once enabled, Chrome starts data compression quite similar to Opera Mini and Amazon’s Silk browser on Kindle Fire devices.
Chrome now delivers compressed and optimized content on user’s devices, which results faster browsing experience and data saving for the users. Chrome team claims to reduce bandwidth consumption by up to 50%, which could be a boon for the users having slower internet connectivity or costly data plan.
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On the other hand, Chrome just compresses & optimizes the contents like images, HTML files, and works fine for the web applications like Gmail. So, you should not compare compression features of Opera Mini and Chrome mobile, as they work in different manners.