If you are a Google Chrome user, there is good news for you. Your web browser is about to get faster and better than ever, all thanks to a new data compression algorithm that Google is planning to roll out soon.
Google employee Ilya Grigorik took to Google+ to describe the advent of Brotli compression algorithm.
This new algorithm will replace the existing one, which is called Zopfli. Brotli was announced last year in September, and according to Google’s internal benchmarks, it works faster than all existing data compression algorithms, and can compress data by 17-25% extra, as compared to Zopfli. Furthermore, its compression ratio is almost 25% better than all other data compression algorithms. (Source, PDF)
Owing to better compression ratio, Brotli can speed up the performance of web browsers, and can also save the battery of your device by consuming less memory.
Google has plans of rolling out Brotli for Google Chrome. However, Google also wishes that other web browsers, in general, will adopt Brotli as a standard data compression algorithm. Brotli is fully open source, and you can check out the code on GitHub.
Existing Chrome users can expect to see Brotli in action pretty soon.
Are you a Google Chrome user? Excited about the advent of Brotli? Share your views in the comments below.
Will it do that by eating up even more RAM? 🙂
Seems to me like it’s been on a mission to make everything but Chrome slower and slower.
Instead, Big G should have concentrated on reducing memory consumption of tabs. Will the cost of this speed increase be even more RAM usage by Chrome?
They can’t expect people to keep throwing more RAM at it, just to run any other software simultaneously with Chrome.