There’s one thing that can be said of just about anyone using the internet. We always want everything to load faster. Unless a page opens the second after you click on it, it’s just too slow. Thankfully, modern internet speeds and browsers are pretty snappy, but Google thinks that it can do better.
While they’re rolling out gigabit fiber in cities across the US, they’re looking at speeding up websites in a different way. Google actually introduced a new compression algorithm last year called Brotli, which the company claims can compress data up to 26 percent more than their current engine. Despite being introduced more than four months ago, we haven’t actually seen it put to good use.
The search giant has announced that Brotli is finally ready to see the light of day. The company plans to incorporate it into the next version of their Chrome browser. They said that they hoped the use of the new engine would lead to “lower data transfer fees and reduced battery use.”
We do know that Firefox will be implementing Brotli at some point, but it’s uncertain how long we will have to wait to see that.