Google claims drastic improvements in battery life with Chrome 53 on Windows

Back in June this year, Microsoft Edge claimed that Microsoft Edge lasted three hours longer than Google Chrome in their battery tests. Following Microsoft’s claims, Opera said that their browser is more efficient than Edge. However, independent tests confirmed that Microsoft Edge is the most energy efficient browser on Windows. At that time, Google Chrome team didn’t respond to the battery life numbers. Now, with their latest Chrome 53 release on Windows, they have made significant improvements to battery life.

Today, Google posted a video on their YouTube channel claiming that Chrome 53 offers 2hr 12m more watch time on a single charge when compared to Chrome 46 from last year. Watch the video above. So Chrome now uses less battery for sites that people visit the most. For example, Chrome for Windows lets you watch more video on sites like Vimeo, Facebook and YouTube than it did a year ago.

Read more about the Chrome 53 release here.

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