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Crashes in Chrome reduced by 70% on iOS

Chrome now faster, more stable on Apple devices thanks to web page renderer switch

By: Sean Ridgeley from Jan 27, 2016 @ 17:19 CST

Good news for iOS-loving Chrome users: a new update brings greatly improved stability and performance to the browser when used on an Apple device thanks to a switch from the UIWebView page renderer to WKWebView. Google's testing shows the change has resulted in 70% less crashing than before.


Utilizing WKWebView also means better HTML5 performance, 25% less page reloading when switching to background tabs, and speedier Javascript performance.


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