Posted in: Android, Mobile software, Web Browsers

Opera Turbo-like functionality spotted in Chrome for Android

You may be familiar with the Opera Turbo functionality, first seen in the Opera Mobile web browser, that compressed some of the data on a web page, such as images using proxy servers and then sent that to your client, thereby reducing the data consumption on your device. This functionality was later adopted in the desktop version of Opera as well.

Turns out, Google is working on incorporating something similar on the Android version of the Chrome browser. In fact, they already have; it’s just not enabled yet. The reason for that is because the feature is still in beta and being developed. However, if you want to give it a try, there is a method to enable it on your browser.

Run the following code in ADB shell on your computer (if you want to know what ADB is or how to run it, watch this tutorial).

adb shell ‘echo “chrome –enable-spdy-proxy-auth” > /data/local/tmp/content-shell-command-line’

This should get the feature up and running. Alternatively, you can wait till Google is done working on it and enables it in a future update to the browser.



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