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Chrome on Android Now Starts 13% Faster with ‘freeze-dried tabs’

With the new Chrome on Android, users can browse faster and save memory.

With Google Chrome’s new feature, “freeze-dried tabs,” Android users will browse even faster. The rollout came with the new Google Chrome 89.

The newly released Chrome 89 is an improved version of the web browser with revamped profiles, Reading list, and more for the users. With these features, one is above all for Android users; browser even faster.

In a blog post, Google outlined how it is advancing memory management and improving performance in Chrome 89. With this feature, Chrome on Android starts up 13% faster.

Chrome now saves a lightweight version of your tabs that are similar in size to a screenshot, but support scrolling, zooming, and tapping on links,

We use these Freeze-Dried Tabs at startup while the actual tab loads in the background, getting you to your pages faster.

Google – Blog Post

The tech giant also claimed that the new Chrome on Android reduces the number of crashes due to resource exhaustion, improves memory usage by 5%, startup 7.5% faster, and page loading is improved by 2%.

For those of you who picked up the latest Android devices (Android Q+ and 8GB+ of RAM), we’ve rebuilt Chrome as a 64-bit binary, giving you a more stable Chrome that is up to 8.5% faster to load pages and 28% smoother when it comes to scrolling and input latency,


The tech giant also claimed that the new Chrome on Android uses PartitionAlloc everywhere, the search giant’s advanced memory allocator, optimized for low allocation latency, space efficiency, and security. Furthermore, the new browser is smarter about using memory, reclaiming up to 100MiB per tab by discarding memory that the foreground tab is not actively using.

Our teams are always working hard to bring you the fastest and most powerful browser on every one of your devices,” Google said “We’re very excited to bring you these performance improvements and have much more to come, so stay tuned.