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Google's money-saving data compression for Chrome reduces data usage by up to 50%

by David Needle

January 15 2014

Google has just announced the release of a data compression feature for its Chrome mobile web browser designed to save users money on their data plan by reducing  data usage on smartphones and tablets.

When enabled, the data compression feature will also include Chrome’s Safe Browsing technology designed to protect against malicious webpages. 

Google said in a blog post that the updated Chrome versions will be rolled out in Google’s Play store and Apple’s App Store store over the next few days.

The feature is one of several others coming to Chrome’s mobile browser, which is also getting Google Translate on iOS, support for Application shortcuts for favorite websites on Android, and other fixes.

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