Google has just improved the data saver of the Android version of Chrome. It can now save up to 70% more data and allows itself to erase the images of a web page if necessary. The data saver has been around for a long time in Chrome’s options, whether it’s classic desktop, mobile, iOS, or Android. This is a very handy feature that aims to reduce the data downloaded by the phone when viewing web pages on a very slow connection.

The description of the application states:

“Pages viewed in Chrome are compressed first via Google services before they are downloaded (except SSL pages and private browsing).” A help page is available online to activate it.

Google has just improved it on Android. Now, the Chrome data saver can save up to 70% more data by simply removing images from a visited web page. Chrome will load the page text, and then pop up to ask the user if they want to load or display a selection. Convenient. This new data saver will first be deployed in India and Indonesia – two emerging markets where Google is trying to improve its services over slow Internet connections – and then expanded around the world “in the coming months”.

  • Google Does Not Want Fake Installation Buttons Present On Websites

Google announces being much more severe with websites that use pop-up displaying false program installation buttons. The sites using them will now be displayed under Chrome as dangerous.

Since last November, Google has made its secure browsing option more and more severe with websites that try to fool the user to make him install malicious programs or steal data from him. This greater severity is further increased with the latest update of this option, which will now look at the content of the pop-up displayed on the sites and ensure that they are not false installation buttons.

This good news since these pop-ups are very often the cause of viruses on PCs or sometimes refer to phishing sites. Now, sites using such pop-up will be blocked by Chrome, which will display a message on a red background alerting the user to the danger. What to make think webmasters using such methods.

  • Google Assistant Will Not Be Deployed on Android Tablets

Google officially confirmed that the deployment of Google Wizard would only concern smartphones running Android Marshmallow and Nougat and not Android tablets.

Google announced that its wizard will begin to be deployed on devices running Android 6.0 in the US. Google only mentioned android smartphones and those of its partners. Android Police asked Google if the tablets were going to be affected as the company never mentions.  The wizard will be available on Android phones Marshmallow and Nougat with Google Play Services, this does not take tablets into account.

We may wonder why such a choice has been made. Google did not provide further explanations for this decision. The tablet market is no longer interested in the giant Mountain View? It is most likely that Google wants to safely install our virtual assistant on our devices. This does not mean that Android tablets will never receive Google Assistant, but if this is done, it will be offset smartphones. Anyway, Google has not revealed a schedule for a release on the shelves.