Google’s recent partnership to make the internet a safer place to play hasn’t stopped the company from working on its own products. The software giant recently opened up about a set of security enhancements to Chrome that make its famed browser safer and faster. Google anti-abuse research lead, Elie Bursztein published a post on the company’s blog detailing the measures taken to improve Chrome for desktop and Android.

To tighten up Chrome, Bursztein and a team of software engineers deployed a new set of algorithms that reduced network traffic and increased hardware optimization. This is particularly beneficial for older devices, which lack hardware acceleration for encryption. Furthermore, these initiatives help preserve a device’s battery by reducing the amount of time spent encrypting and decrypting data.

In order to highlight some of Chrome’s new performance boosts, Bursztein and his team have compiled a graph (pictured above) outlining encryption speeds across a pair of popular mobile processors (Snapdragon S4 Pro and an OMAP 4460). As for those of you who speak code, you can head on over to the source link for a more detailed explanation of this new process.

(via Elie Bursztein)

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