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Chrome Beta for Android gets new syncing and experimental flags

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Chrome Beta for Android gets new syncing and experimental flags
Chrome Beta for Android is where you go if you want to get the new features before they're totally ready for prime time, and it has just gotten a pretty nice new update. This time around, Chrome Beta for Android is getting the new syncing features and some cool new experimental flags. Now, just like the desktop version, Chrome Beta for Android can sync your autofill and passwords from your other Chrome instances. Although, be warned that you have to have the newest Beta version (26+) on your desktop as well for the password syncing to work.

Additionally, Chrome Beta has gotten cool new options in the experimental flags section that was added recently. The new feature in the flags is the proxy data compression that we heard was in the works. Google has also explained the proxy better. It is connecting to Google's SPDY proxy, and it will automatically transcode images to the open-source WebP standard that Google has been pushing. All resources are put through gzip compression, and comments, metadata, and unnecessary whitespace are all pulled out of pages before being sent to users.

All of this could lead to upwards of 23% faster loading times, according to Google's own testing. If you want to give it a try, you'll need an Android 4.x device and you can get Chrome Beta in the Google Play Store.

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posted on 05 Mar 2013, 19:26

1. sorcio46 (Posts: 395; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Just type chrome://flags into the address bar and enable the Experimental Data Compression Proxy

Keep it up guys :D!

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 19:52

5. sorcio46 (Posts: 395; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Some Benchmarks Here (done by me on my Devices):
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqKEkArxkqSLdGVqZlRiY2RwNEtEZW9qOUZ1RE9XLXc#gid=0

With some other Browser

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 19:31 1

2. nikenturd (unregistered)


Chrome for Android sucks...Ive had 3 smartphones and it's always the stock browser that I use bcoz I find it a lot more fluid

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 19:33 1

3. sorcio46 (Posts: 395; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


It has been a long time ago, now it's 100% faster at least and leads in most Browser Benchmarks in the Android panorama ;-)

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 19:43

4. bigmikey23 (Posts: 10; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


Couldn't agree more. Chrome has the best tab system I've ever used, but it is by far the laggiest browser.

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