Chrome 51 Beta Brings Lower Overhead For Offscreen Rendering, Up To 30% Power Savings
Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 29 April 2016 at 08:51 PM EDT. 2 Comments
GOOGLE --
A day after Mozilla released the Firefox 47 Beta, Google has released their beta of the Chrome/Chromium 51 web-browser.

Chrome 51 Beta brings a Credential Management API, lower overhead for offscreen rendering, ServiceWorker improvements, HTML5 canvas improvements, Chrome on Android now uses the same media pipeline as desktop Chrome, and various other enhancements.

The new Credential Management API is designed to make a better login management experience across web-sites. The lower overhead of offscreen rendering reduces the rendering workload and is capable of reducing power consumption by up to 30% for popular mobile sites without compromising the end-user experience.

More details on the Chrome 51 Beta can be found via the Chromium.org blog.
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