Mon, 06 Jul 2020 15:56:02
In the test case, Google found that after loading 36 random background tabs and the foreground tab empty, the battery life increased by 28%. But in a more realistic scenario where there are 36 random background tabs and foreground tabs playing, say, YouTube videos - the battery life still managed to increase by 13% (36 minutes).
The Safari browser already uses a 1-minute polling interval, but keeping such short intervals can sometimes cause web application problems. Therefore, Google considers the same thing for 5 minutes of inactivity.
This new Chrome feature is only available as a flag in the Chrome 86 build preview, but it will be available for all mobile and desktop versions (Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and Chrome OS) if all are released.
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