Google Chrome for Android gets a new update, brings accelerated downloading speeds


We recently reported that Google pushed a new update for Chrome and now the company has pushed Chrome 64 into the beta channel. The new update enables accelerated downloading which will allow for faster downloads on the device. The parallel download feature is activated when a download is active for longer than 2 seconds. The feature creates 3 parallel jobs to speed up the download. The feature will be enabled for 100% of users running Chrome version 64 and above. That means anyone running Chrome Canary, or a nightly Chromium build will have this feature enabled by default, with Chrome Beta and Chrome Stable to follow sometime afterwards.

To try out this feature right now copy and paste the line below into your Chrome Beta address bar.

chrome://flags#chrome-parallel-download

On a cautious note, don’t try to meddle with other settings in the Flags menu unless you know what you’re doing. For now, we don’t have the numbers to check if parallel downloading will make a huge difference or not but in theory, it should work as advertised.

If you plan to try it out, do share your results with us in the comments section below.

Via: Neowin;  Commit

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