With the introduction of this feature, Google aims to improve battery life for users on all six Blink platforms (desktop and mobile) including Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android, and Android WebView.
The feature is planned to roll out and will be enabled by default to users of the Stable branch with the release of Google Chrome 86, with enterprise users to have access to an enterprise policy designed to force-enable or force-disable this intervention while the feature rolls out to Canary and Beta users.
Other browser vendors are already shipping similar implementations, with Safari aligning timers on 40-seconds intervals instead of Google’s proposed 1-minute interval.
“If experiments show that battery gains are similar with 40-seconds and 1-minute intervals, we could converge on the same intervals as Safari,” Google says.
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