Google’s popular Chrome browser for Android received an update on Wednesday, constituting the launch of Chrome 46. The new release comes with a notable list of updates and will be available for your device, if it isn’t already, within days.
General performance updates included refinements in image loading. Google is now offering a more efficient alternative to srcset and similar tools. With the aid of HTTP request headers, Chrome will allow developers to communicate with the server in a way that includes image variations that best serve a variety of devices. HTTP request headers and the server report DPR, Viewport-Width as well as intended display width. Google is also allowing developers to take advantage of instrument service workers, which can collect data on fetch and script timing. The time it takes for these service workers to start up is now also attainable.
These improvements are only a small number of the updates Google will eventually release for Chrome. The browser is commonly regarded as one of the top competitors vying to be a customer’s preferred method to get in touch with the Internet, one of the most important tasks for any app to handle. By finding ways to make it simpler to develop for and therefore advance the Internet, Chrome and Google are allowing for the future and now even present where everything has moved online. All these updates add up. Make sure to download version 46 from the Play Store when it becomes available for you.