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Google’s Chrome browser is about to get a huge speed boost

Chrome Browser Speed Improvements

As of the end of 2015, data from market research company Net Applications showed that Google’s Chrome browser is used on 32.33% of desktop and laptop computers globally. Following the company’s next major update, however, that figure could grow substantially.

According to a new post on Google+ from Ilya Grigorik, a web performance engineer at Google, the company is nearly ready to roll out a new version of its Chrome web browser that will include the biggest speed boost Chrome has ever received in a single update.

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The next version of Google’s Chrome web browser will include a new compression algorithm called “Brotli,” which will replace the current compression algorithm in Google’s popular browser. Grigorik says Britoli will allow Chrome to compress data by up to 26% more than Chrome can in its current build, which represents a huge jump.

More compression means faster page loads, which results in a significantly faster browsing experience for end users.

Grigorik included the following image in his Google+ post:

And now for the bad news: No exact date has been shared for when the new faster version of Chrome will be released to the public.

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