Chrome 59 for Android promises to load pages faster and use less memory


The newest version of Google's main browser, Chrome had been recently released for Mac, Windows, and Linux, but Android users have been skipped from the initial roll-out.

Today, Google announced it has kicked off the deployment of Chrome 59 for Android. Despite the fact that the changelog is very short, the new browser includes some well-worth under the hood improvements.

Back in April, Google detailed an upcoming Chrome update, which was supposed to further improve the loading speed of webpages by 10 or 20%. Apparently, Chrome 59 brings exactly these enhancements, along with a couple of stability fixes.

According to Google, Chrome 59 for Android loads pages faster, but it should also use less memory thanks to the updated JavaScript engine. Also, the update adds complete support for animated PNGs.

Although Chrome 59 has already been released, the developers claim the new version will be available on Google Play over the course of the next week.

source: Google

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13 Comments

1. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 150; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Its extremely fast now. Tabs load a lot faster on my s8+

2. vartotojas

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

your phone supposed to be extreamly fast on everithing,if not- drop in bin

5. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 150; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

I am just comparing new vs old chrome.

7. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Fair enough. Any further improvement is always welcome though. Cheers

3. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Try it on a low end or midrange phone.

4. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 150; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Before you comment please check for youself once

6. chenski

Posts: 759; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

How does it compare with Samsung default browser

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Depends on your phone For Exynos phones, Samsung Internet is typically faster For SD phones, they are about the same, but Samsung Internet with an ad blocker will be faster Samsung Internet is based of Chromium (like Google Chrome) So Samsung Internet will probably be updated to include these improvements soon

9. Arashmahmoodi25

Posts: 130; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

It's slow on Nexus 5x

10. surethom

Posts: 1662; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Whene will Chrom for Windows be fixed, i Open 1 tad & in Task manager it shows 2 or 3 then for every tab i i open it opens a few more. Memory Hogger.

11. Jackdaw

Posts: 66; Member since: Mar 10, 2016

I prefer the Chromium based Brave. Less resources, adblocks and fast loading time.

12. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

This I want to see. Chrome currently is a resource hog. They need to trim the fat.

13. Brewski

Posts: 671; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

I'm not sure I fully understand what the author is saying. I have had Chrome pre-installed as the default browser for the last 4-5 phones i've owned. Some were Samsung and some were Motorola. Why does he say "Android users have been skipped from the initial roll-out."?

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