Allows saving data bandwidth by submitting pages via Google proxy servers
Google has introduced the new data compression feature on Chrome for limited number of iOS users, which would allow saving data bandwidth by submitting pages via Google proxy servers.
Originally launched with the Chrome for iOS update in July 2013, the new feature still being offered as a limited preview.
According to the search engine, select users would get a leaflet noting: ‘You’re invited. Join a limited preview of a new feature from Chrome. Save bandwidth and browse more securely.’
After rolled out, the new feature is claimed to offer improved voice search and text to speech capabilities, in addition to a full screen mode on the iPad.
The addition of data compression feature would offer faster page loads, save bandwidth, while offering secure browsing.
Google also trialled the Android version of the data compression feature in March 2013, followed by the launch of Bandwidth Management feature via the Settings on Chrome Beta for Android from April 2013.
Other browsers including Opera Mini, Amazon’s Silk browser, and Nokia’s Xpress utilise proxy servers to compress and keep website data, while distributing web pages to users’ devices, slashing their data consumption, while boosting website loading speeds.