One of the most important features of a phone is the battery life. It can be surprising what impact this has on lifespan. In the coming month, Google will test changes in the mobile version of Chrome, which should not only help improve battery life, but also help reduce data usage.
The changes will be made after the company has spent some time improving Chrome users’ online experience by blocking ads that are considered harmful or annoying. Next in the company’s crosshairs are ads that “consume a disproportionate amount of device resources”.
As part of the ad review process, Google found a small percentage that was secretly using network data and discharged the battery. Relying on examples like crypto nominees, the company states that these types of ads are poorly programmed and lack of optimization leads to poor user experience.
To counteract this, Google will limit the resources that ads are allowed to use. Chrome limits battery life, CPU performance, and network data that ads can use. Once this limit is reached, Chrome simply unloads the ad in question.
Block bad ads
Google sets pretty strict limits on the resources that ads can use ̵
The company announces that it will begin experimenting with blocking “heavy” ads over the next few months. The goal is to incorporate the resource-saving function in the stable version of Chrome, which will be released at the end of August. Before summer is over, your phone’s battery life may improve and data usage may decrease.