Android and iOS users can cut their data consumption in half with Google Chrome
0. phoneArena 15 Jan 2014, 17:00 posted on
Google announced on Wednesday that the mobile version of the Chrome browser will feature a way for you to save on your data usage by as much as 50%. According to the Mountain View based tech titan, 20% of U.S.adults do the majority of their browsing online. The only problem with depending on your mobile browser is the consumption of data when you're not connected to a Wi-Fi network...
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1. ausnote2 (Posts: 70; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)
please support flash and i will gladly use it. My note 3 have more than enough power for flash. Otherwise firefox all the way.
Note firefox there is a text input bug that makes it impossible to type as it get confuse where the cursor should be
5. thecorrescode (Posts: 25; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
People still using flash? SO PRIMITIVE...
6. warren24 (Posts: 19; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)
well despite it being 'so primitive' its still on many sites. Although the number is decreasing, Flash is still useful.
As for me, I use Chrome and Dolphin to solve this issue.
24. ausnote2 (Posts: 70; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)
I use to used dolphin all the time until it start crashing out alot usually on sight with video, do you experience this as well? I am always on the lookout for an update but have been using firefox almost 100% of the time, sometime though Maxthon is pretty good
25. Jayshmay (Posts: 65; Member since: 27 Mar 2011)
I use Dolohin, nearly exclusively, no problems.
Sometimes I experiment with other browsers. Such as Next Browser right now.
8. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 304; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)
It sucks but it's still all over the place on the internet, it's stupid to ignore it.
32. sprockkets (Posts: 1077; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Maybe if you ignore it, it will go away...
42. axllebeer (Posts: 265; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)
Yeah, that hasn't played out well for Apple either. Too early perhaps? Now its ok to ignore Flash?
33. xfire99 (Posts: 410; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
Primitive people dont understand benefits with flash and use primitive device them self.
7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7354; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Chrome > Firefox
I only use Firefox when I know I'll need flash.
15. ausnote2 (Posts: 70; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)
that is the problem since you don't when you are gonna hit a sight with flash then you gotta revert to firefox which take away your web experience.
Correct me if i am wrong but why is the chrome desktop support flash whereas android chrome don't? it is definitely not the hardware since i was using flash back when i had the dell streak 5
18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7354; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Flash has not been supported on Android since 4.1. The app can still be sideloaded and used with third party browsers, but yeah.
27. Augustine (Posts: 607; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
I wonder if it's because of the same reason as Apple's: Flash is a memory and power hog and everything it does can now be accomplished with CSS or HTML5.
2. Vanster (Posts: 124; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)
hmm how about opera and UC Browser.. They make small amount of data
26. Jayshmay (Posts: 65; Member since: 27 Mar 2011)
I have unlimited data on T-Mobile, I can give a crap about
how much a perticular browser uses. Data is data.
37. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
for 20 bucks a month you already have an unlimited data here in Philippines
3. Augustine (Posts: 607; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
On another note, it seems that the data goes through Google's proxy servers that compress the pages (text and images) before sending to the client.. However, it wouldn't have to, since compressed traffic is supported in HTTP, but very few servers enable it.
4. alextheZowner (Posts: 33; Member since: 01 Jan 2014)
My Z10 doesn't use that much data and it supports flash like it's meant to be.
13. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 813; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Of all the things I like about WP, IE is not one of them. As a matter of fact, that piece of trash being the only big name on WP is one of the reasons I never stick with WP. Firefox/Safari/Chrome/Opera > Mobile IE.
21. Vanster (Posts: 124; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)
do you ever use IE in WP?? And try to compare with Chrome in Android??
39. livyatan (Posts: 652; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
I have used it and it is not horrible, but compared to any of the top ten Android browsers, it is desperately flawed and inferior
38. livyatan (Posts: 652; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
Dolphin/Boat/UC /Next /Puffin/One/Firefox/Chrome/Opera >>> Mobile IE
31. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3208; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
IE works great❕.. Always fast, and renders perfectly..
10. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 686; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
Imagine this combined with Onavo Extend/Opera Max. The ultimate data saver
11. sriuslywtf (Posts: 174; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)
Use Puffin browser. Highly recommended!
12. N-fanboy (Posts: 528; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)
Best way to save data... TURN IMAGES OFF. Whenever i use a browser, i usually want to read something. So i don't need to see the images which make it load slower and scroll weired. (this page on opera (mobile view) is 642kb with images on and 29kb images off.)
16. ronjr123 (Posts: 60; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
I would really like to use chrome but it doesn't support text reflow like dolphin. So until it does I won't.
17. dickwyn (Posts: 566; Member since: 07 May 2012)
wasn't this introduced like late last year ?
20. Teja171 (unregistered)
Switch to wifi rather than using mobile data, IF possible
23. datsyuk (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)
Really want to use Chrome or the Chrome beta but the AOSP browser never hitches up on pinch to zoom or anything else while Chrome lags a bit.
28. luigi0824 (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)
chrome sucks on my phone! baidu browser is much better
29. wolverinexmen9 (Posts: 76; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)
I just got an update for chrome today but the "whats new" area says "print from Chrome on Android KitKat devices and Stability and security updates." Totally different from this new discussed update. BTW, does anyone have a link to an APK file from the internet so I can use this feature faster? I can't find one and I don't wanna download load Chrome beta just to deleted in a couple of days when the updates comes out from the original version.
30. hemedans (Posts: 78; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)
if chrome reduce data that mean they use proxy to compress your data. and we all know what happen when google get opportunities like this. 100% they are going to steal our data.
40. hemedans (Posts: 78; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)
time will tell. soon you will hear people complain.
41. rob5150 (Posts: 102; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
You can always download chrome beta from the play store to have the advanced features
44. MobileMac (Posts: 15; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
I used dolphin for flash. However, Next browser replaced that. I works just as good as Chrome in rendering web pages.
45. marbovo (Posts: 584; Member since: 16 May 2013)
Yes, NSA will love just have to go to google to see the whole content I´m viewing, no thanks.