One of the things that smartphone users don’t like about the wireless industry is the data cap, and the fact that new applications are getting more and more data-hungry has added to the limit’s unpopularity.
To counter the problem, Google has introduced a new tool for its iOS and Android-based mobile Chrome browser that it says would alleviate some of the cap-induced pain. The new feature, Google claims, is capable of reducing the users’ data consumption by as much as 50 per cent.
Using an SPDY proxy connection, the tool, in Google’s own words, “optimizes and transcodes all images to the WebP format, which requires fewer bytes than other popular formats, such as JPEG and PNG.”
As a result of the compression, it takes a significantly lesser toll on the consumer’s data cap, hence, further enhancing or extending their online experience.
No separate add-ons or updates are required to take advantage of Google’s new offering. All you need is an updated Chrome browser on your Apple or Android device. If you already have that, just enter the settings menu, click on “bandwidth management” and toggle the “Reduce data usage” option on.