Chrome’s new update may increase battery life by up to 2 hours
Although a figure of two hours was reached under extreme conditions where 36 background tabs and one blank foreground tab was open, a more intensive test with a YouTube video in the foreground revealed an extension of 36 minutes to the device’s battery life.
The feature is only available as a flag in early Chrome 86 releases for now, although it could be available for all desktop and mobile versions soon.
Sceptics have also revealed that the update might not be ready for mass adoption by the time the new version of Chrome is set to release, says TWS. The project can also be scrapped altogether. What this tells us is that the idea is still in its early stages and there could be things to consider before it can be made available for general use.