Google Chrome for Android and iOS – Finally Offering Data Compression for Reduced Cost Surfing

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  • 15 Jan 2014
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  • Along the way we’ve heard not only once about Google’s plans to introduce cost effective data compression technologies in its mobile browser. However, an implementation in this regard has ever since been longed for as other features were prioritized as if the technology wasn’t ready yet. Well now it appears it finally is.

    Both Android and iOS platforms are now finally getting the cost effective feature in Google Chrome for smartphones. The developer claims it has taken 10 months of testing and experimenting after which it can finally say the technology is ready to be released to the public. Was it worth the wait. Well many claim it was as according to Google the data compression can save up to 50 percent of your mobile bandwidth, making it highly conservative and truly cost effective.

    The feature will now appear as an option in Chrome, to be activated whenever you feel the need it is required. Mostly on limited data plans it can do wonders, allowing users to surf a lot more and gather more info about the subjects of personal interest. Is it something never before seen? Nope! Opera has done it for years and they are really good at it. They also have this feature integrated in the desktop version of the browser where they call it Turbo Mode. In any case, by going the way of Settings, Bandwidth management, Reduce data usage in Chrome, and turning the switch to ON the feature is activated. How it compares to what the competition has been offering we’ll find out along the way.

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