Google seems to finally be addressing the problem of how much battery life Chrome makes use of in a new update.
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Currently, the wake ups in background pages in Chrome are limited to one wake up per second and round one percent of CPU usage. However, to enhance battery life the Chromium team carried out experiments where these wake ups have been restricted to just one per minute.
They ran one experiment on Chrome with 36 background tabs and the about: clean tab within the foreground in addition to a second experiment with 36 background tabs and YouTube within the foreground taking part in a fullscreen video to check their speculation. In each experiments, the background tabs included popular sites such as Twitter, Gmail, Amazon and Best Buy.
End customers are all the time seeking to get a bit more battery life out of their gadgets and Google’s Chromium team has discovered a way to accomplish this without negatively affecting Chrome’s consumer experience.