chrome-operaThe mobile industry is continuously transforming with emerging software applicants and hardware devices one after another. Now it’s time for Google to take center stage as it is about to introduce the Opera Mini and Amazon Silk Features in Chrome. What this implies is that there will be noticeable reduction in the amount of data consumed and loaded by web pages through Google’s proxy servers.

Another way of interpreting it is that Google is just going to pattern the new Chrome features to those of Opera Mini and Amazon Silk browsers.  We’re not exactly sure how it would work but most probably, Google will have the proxy internally activated so that all the traffic will be routed to its servers and all the web pages logged on by users will be first optimized before they are completely loaded to the users’ tablet or smartphone screens. We will discuss this further below.

Features of Opera Mini and Amazon Silk That Will Likely be Included in Chrome

1. Off Road Feature

The Off Road feature of the Opera Mini is very helpful in boosting performance when the user is in a site where Internet connection is poor. What this does is enabling caching of retained data to speed up website loading and connect to the cloud through SPDY to also decrease overhead. Amazon’s Silk also has relatively the same feature where it is equipped with virtually limitless cache space. In essence, you can store images, Javascript, and CSS and to render the webpages later faster.

2. Cloud Proxy

Opera Mini performs another encoding of images with WebP, and Google Chrome can achieve the same when it compresses images to reduce the time it takes to load the page and resources in it. This will ensure faster loading time however there may be issues with privacy like similar services of this sort. In the same effect resulting to less waiting time, Amazon Silk can have all items on the webpage be readily available on the cloud using proxies so pages can load in 5ms and you won’t have to make several trips to across other networks to retrieve data.

3. Splitting Browsing Experience

A web browser developed for the Kindle Fire, Amazon Silk is favored by many mobile device users. This is why Google didn’t make a wrong decision in incorporating and accelerating Silk’s feature to its own product. To quicken loading of web pages, Silk splits browsers (to front and back ends) dynamically. While you can view pages locally on your mobile device, you can also run the same in the cloud remotely. Speed is then optimized when workload in both ends are adjusted with consistent Internet connection.

4. Smarter Machine Learning

You might have seen how Google perform autocomplete. This works when you type keywords in the text field to search, and Google presents recommended phrases or words to complete your search before entering. Just like this, Amazon Silk has a guess engine that is more advanced. It is so smart that it can automatically fill in words for you through the websites you most frequently visit. For instance, after you have read articles from Reader’s Digest online, the web browser will suggest articles related to the article’s topic for your next read as it detects the information that you need. This feature hence provides you with a more fluid browsing and learning experience.

5. Image Quality Setting

When web pages have higher quality images and bigger resolutions, often these are those that frustrate viewers especially when connection is slow. What Chrome can do next time is to have the users select which quality they prefer by choosing “Low,” “Medium” or “High.” Low-quality images will be loaded much faster and this is best preferred when users are not after the supporting images of the article but the juice of the post which is text.


Although there is no follow-up from Google on when it will officially announce the specs of the upgraded Chrome, many are speculating about the package and some users can even test it through Chrome for Android. With the use of a command line flag, excited early testers can remotely try the enhanced Google Chrome on their mobile devices via a terminal emulator.

Jamaica Sanchez loves to buy lots of stuff online. She visits lots of Philippine group buying websites to check for the latest promos available. On her spare time, she loves listening to Korean Pop Music.

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