For many years, Google Chrome remained to be one of the most popular cross-platform internet browsers and was termed as one of the most battery-consuming programs. However, this will change since the rumors assumed that the new update for Chrome might extend a laptop’s battery life by up to 2 hours.
With so many rumors on the market, there is only one question left unanswered: How does Google plan to limit battery consumption?
New Chrome update is great news for laptop battery life
As reported by ZDNet, a second test Google ran was using its most popular video platform, YouTube. They substituted the blank foreground tab with a YouTube video in full-screen mode to determine if there was still a benefit when the tab was actively used. The accumulations were less significant in this instance, but battery life again increased by 13%, which is around 36 minutes.
When is the availability of this update?
The new feature is set to be released in October 2020 and will be available in experimental form on Chrome 86 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and Chrome OS. However, Google will give enterprise system administrators the ability to disable this excellent feature for at least a year after the feature ships. This scenario would allow them to test the functionality and make sure nothing breaks or make the necessary changes to become compatible with the new policy.
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