Google has come out to say that its browser app, Chrome, which is the world’s most popular browser, will be getting an update soon.
According to Google, the update would bring about improved performance to the app, and also reduce how much of RAM it consumes.
Google Chrome, which is widely used all around the world, comes preloaded on Android devices, and is notorious for hogging a lot of RAM. Google is finally working on fixing this issue which will possibly come in the next update.
Google, in recent times, has been working on improving the performance of Chrome with minor updates. However, this new update is targeted at decreasing the browser’s RAM usage by a lot.
According to a new report from Windows Latest, the search giant has been busy working on ‘PartitionAlloc-everywhere’ support for its browser to improve the way in which it performs on Windows 10, Android, Linux and possibly other platforms as well.
PartitionAlloc-everywhere, which has been written into Chrome’s source code, will speed things up by starting the browser faster, loading internal pages faster, and also offering improved resources management.
These improved processes will essentially leads to reduced RAM usage on the device.
Google commenced work on incorporating PartitionAlloc with Google chrome last year. This year, however, the company plans to roll out the feature to Chrome beta users on Android and Windows.
Google said it would be adding support for Linux as well but it is currently facing a lot of issues.
“Switch to PartitionAlloc on Linux. This is already the default on Windows and Android, and has been shipping to the beta on both platforms. Nevertheless, issues may remain on Linux,” Google said in an article on Chromium bug.
Google also worked on another experiment where it merged Chrome dragula and aligned partitions to see if this could help boost the browser’s performance.
The search giant is also working on testing support for Android. According to the report this test has so far resulted in improving the memory performance and stability of Chrome on Android. but it did see a small decrease in the median GPU process frontprint.
This new feature is currently available in beta and Google is expected to roll out with the next update for Chrome.