Google Search is now 100-150 milliseconds faster when using Chrome for Android


Google Search Chrome reactive-prefetch

It’s official. When performing on a search query on Google mobile in the Chrome app, clicking on the results will now deliver web pages to you a full 100-150 milliseconds faster. A small step for man, but a huge leap for Google who gushed about the feat on Google+.

Googler Ilya Grigorik described the tech as “reactive prefetch,” which is just a fancy way of saying Google and the Chrome web browser start prefetching data and critical resources of the website you’re heading too so it’ll load quicker. Also worth mentioning, this speed boost is a Chrome for Android exclusive (sorry, iOS users).

I guess the real question is what will you do with all that time you’ll save?

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. “I guess the real question is what will you do with all that time you’ll save?”
    More searches and I’ll save more time and do more searches. :P

    1. So the more you search, the more time you save
      Which you can spend on doing more searches
      So the more you search, the more you can search
      (more searches per second)

      Currently my search velocity is at 3.142.531.337 searches per second


      1. The PI speed

        1. the eLeet pi speed

  2. All I need is 30 seconds…

  3. This whole thing is hilarious!

  4. Yea, I do feel my phone is faster /s

  5. Good guy google, saving those precious miliseconds of my life.

  6. WOW!! I’m on chrome right now…. I can totally feel the difference

  7. Shame they can’t fix the search app so you don’t have to press a link 4 times to get it to open.

  8. Chrome faster then chrome but was still slower

  9. Yeah I have checked that…Recently upgraded the Chrome app from Playstore, and it’s blazing fast on my Moto G. It feels awesome, even I’m noticing few changes in the SERP recent days…which are also good…In 2015 I’ll upgraded to Galaxy S6, and I’m hoping to have even a better experience with Chrome with that device.

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