Windows 10 Build 17634 brings support for Google’s QUIC fast internet protocol

The latest build of Windows 10 RS5 17634 appears to contain a number of surprises beyond the official changelog.

Persistent Microsoft leaker WalkingCat has discovered, besides the new screen clip feature, Windows 10 RS5 also appears to bring support for Google’s QUIC internet protocol, which promises to deliver super-fast network connections for web applications.

QUIC is an experimental transport layer that aims to reduce latency between the client and server by supporting a set of multiplexed connections between two endpoints over User Datagram Protocol (UDP).

First mooted in 2013, the technology was submitted to the IETF for standardization in 2015, and already 5% of traffic flowing over the internet is using the protocol.

WalkingCat noticed a new DLL, winquic.dll, in Windows which brings support for the network technology.

It is not known when the feature will be exposed to developers and users, but given the rise and rise of web applications and also PWA I am sure it could not arrive a minute too soon.

Read more about the QUIC technology at the Chromium site here.

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