Chrome 89 Android is better in every way, Freeze-Dried Tabs Intros
Google Chrome for Android version 89 offers significant changes and improvements across the board. But not necessarily on the user’s side. In fact, according to reports In this regard and for Google, the latest update saves memory, has faster starts, less lag and better page load times.
One of the biggest changes, apart from the big tweaks on other platforms with this version, will be mainly noticed by users on the flagship handsets. And that’s because Google has finally enabled Chrome in 64-bit. This will load on any Android handset running Android 10 or later, as long as they have 8GB of RAM or more. With 64-bit Chrome, pages load up to 8.5% faster initially and 28% smoother. Especially when it comes to scrolling and input latency.
Freeze-dried tabs, PartitionAlloc and many more have landed for Chrome 89 Android
Another big change, and the headlining change for Google, is the introduction of “freeze dried tabs”. Now, the brand here isn’t necessarily intuitive. Freeze-dried tabs save Google resources across the board. And it does so while saving light weight tab version loading. These are similar in size to a screenshot but support scrolling, zooming, links, etc.
In fact, they act as an incredibly light placeholder that can still be interacted with. And then after the page finishes loading in the background, the entire page is displayed transparently instead of the freeze-dried variant. This, in turn, speeds up Chrome’s startup by up to 13%, according to Google.
Beyond that, PartitionAlloc is now used in all areas for Chrome, starting with version 89. The advanced memory allocator optimizes latency, space efficiency and security. And one of its biggest advantages is its recovery of up to 100MB per tab. This is accomplished by removing unnecessary or unused memory that is not used by foreground tabs.
Finally, Google indicates that Chrome 89 reduces crashes on the platform. Specifically, those caused by a lack of material resources. Memory usage improved by 5%, paving the way for 7.5% faster boot times and up to 2% faster page loads.
You can get it now, of course
The update of Chromium 89 for mobile – and explicitly for Google’s operating system – is now available. To get it, users just need to go to the Play Store and check for the update.