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Chrome just snagged less demanding video, better data saving

Chrome 52 sets out to load videos faster and play them smoother than before. On top of that, you can use Data Saver Mode to conserve more data than before.
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August 2, 2016

Do you still find yourself frustrated with Chrome on Android’s performance and power consumption? Well, Version 52 is promising improvements on both fronts, and this update to the popular mobile browser is available now.

Most importantly, Google has diminished Chrome’s video load lag so that your video will start playing up to five times faster than before. Furthermore, you should see less hardware related skips and pauses during playback.

You’ll likely have an easier time recognizing the improvements when playing short videos in Chrome 52, because brief clips ask less of your device’s RAM and processing power.

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The Chrome update also adds more support for Data Saver Mode, a feature introduced last fall to preserve power and data by serving up lightweight versions of videos. You can save up to 50 percent on data by using Data Saver Mode.

It’s been more than two years now since mobile overtook fixed internet, including as desktop and laptop PCs. Google’s latest work with the Chrome browser continues to make browsing from your smartphone smoother and more intuitive.

So what are you thoughts on the new update for this popular browser on Android? Will this encourage you to turn to the app for video more often, or will you is video streaming not particularly a concern of yours? Click the button below to download the latest version of the app from the Google Play Store, and let us know what you think of the improvements in the comments!

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