In the context of an article published by the Wall Street Journal, Max Christoff, director of engineering for Google’s browser, talks about a ” continuous investment in improving speed, performance and battery life. ”
Especially on a Mac laptop, it sparkles a ” dramatic impact ” to come up ” on battery and performance. “This enthusiasm is correlated with better prioritization of active tabs and by limiting the consumption of resources of tabs open in the background.
Google is experimenting with limiting such activations to one per minute. With a MacBook Pro and for opening 36 tabs in the background and an empty tab in the foreground, the battery life is extended by almost 2 hours. With a YouTube tab in the foreground, the gain is more modest (around 36 minutes).
Apple doesn’t attack Google – and Chrome – only in terms of privacy …