Google has known for years that its Chrome browser has been a severe battery drain on Windows laptops, causing problems since at least 2010. Finally, it's going to do something about it.
Despite being the go-to browser for 35 per cent of web users, a report from Forbes pointed out that Chrome uses significantly more power than its rivals Firefox or Internet Explorer. That's because Chrome fails to go into an idle state when it's not being used, meaning that Windows laptop users were seeing their batteries depleting just because of an open tab or two sitting in the background.
In a statement given to PC World, Google has assured that battery efficiency is now a top priority in upcoming Chrome releases, meaning a fix should be on the way reasonably soon. Better late than never, right? [Forbes, PC World]
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