Google search gets a speed increase on Chrome for Android

It looks like Google is looking to spice up your searches on Chrome for Android. According to a Google Plus post by Google developer Ilya Grigorik, a new feature should be rolling out that speeds up searches by 100 to 150 milliseconds.

The new feature is called "reactive prefetch," and Grigorik describes the way it works:

When you click on one of the search results, the browser begins fetching the destination page… and here's the trick: we also provide a hint to the browser indicating which other critical resources it should fetch in parallel to speed up rendering of the destination page!

It is important to note that the feature only works with Chrome for Android for right now. Grigorik says that this is because of how closely Chrome and Google Search interact. However, he says Google hopes to support reactive prefetch on other browsers in the future.

Source: Ilya Grigorik (Google Plus)

Dan Thorp-Lancaster