Opera has today rolled out a new version for its browser platform. The new Opera 43 version focuses entirely on the speed and page load times. On one hand, where web pages are taking in more and more memory, people nowadays expect them to load as fast as possible. While internet speed does play a role, no doubt, but browser optimisations also help to improve this aspect.
The latest Opera 43 brings a new mechanism for instant page loading. To explain, Opera browser predicts which website you are typing the address for and begins loading it in the background before you hit enter. For example, if your browser usage reveals you often visiting ‘www.themobileindian.com’ it will automatically start loading the webpage in the background before you actually navigate to the web page. Further, it will also load results likely to be clicked in the background.
To put the instant page loading in figures, the new Opera 43 offers about 13 percent faster startup time compared to the previous version while the company has also blended in some performance boost which Opera boasts is quite evident from several benchmarks. The trick behind these results, as claimed by Opera, is the new Profile Guided Optimization (PGO). PGO is a Visual Studio compiler feature able to make software running on Windows significantly faster. With the help of PGO, Opera can run compiled data faster by selecting a number of important scenarios. It also teaches the compiler which code is important and which is not.
Recently, Google also rolled out an updated version of its Chrome browser. The new Chrome 56 update is 28 percent faster and pops up 60 percent fewer validation requests. The logic behind this lies in the fact that Chrome now maximises the use of cached resources in order to reduce the reload times, consume less power and less data. Apart from this, Chrome v56 now makes HTML5 default for all the users, hence, blocking the Flash (Adobe Flash) content automatically. Moreover, the new version now also bumps up the security level with the browser displaying clear warnings when a website seeks a password or credit card information over a non-HTTPS unsecured connection.