Google's new data compression for Chrome mobile saves up to 50% on data usage

By Justin Kahn
Jan 16, 2014
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  1. Mobile browsing has risen in popularity over the years and is continuing to do so while bandwidth remains generally the same. In order to lend a hand to those on limited plans, Google is introducing a new feature to its...

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,561   +862

    In an ideal world, you wouldnt need to worry about how much data you were using wiithout paying upwards of $100...
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Eh the update hasnt landed on iOS yet.
  4. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,631   +432

    Finally. I had to use Opera Mini in the past to get compression. 1GB doesn't last long without it.
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,514   +2,059

    So use Safari.
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,514   +2,059

    Handy for those that use the internet while using mobile data but something I avoid at all cost because that's exactly what it does, cost, and unnecessarily so.
  7. Capaill

    Capaill TS Addict Posts: 292   +93

    Wow, ye are really hammering that first paragraph home :)

    Yes, this feature has been on Opera's mobile browser for a long time. Although I don't bother enabling it as I do most of my surfing on my home wifi.
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    It used to be (not sure after the switch to webkit) on their desktop browser too. I used it some when my parents had dial up. It always said it was saving me bandwidth, but with dialup being so slow I didn't notice much difference.
  9. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    I wonder if this helps performance as well? Compression might improve download speeds.
  10. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I do.
  11. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,624   +378

    Getting 44% according to the readout for the last few days since seeing this post. One catch was I had to force kill my Chrome after updating to use the new version.

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