Chrome developers have announced that they are going to make their mobile browser faster than the current version and that mainly has to do with the page reloading. They assured us that the latest version of Chrome will offer 28% faster page reload and 60% less validation requests.
Generally when users reloads a web page, browsers will first check with the web server for any usable cached resources. Regrettably, this results in hundreds of network requests per page provided to dozens of domains.
While it might not be a problem on desktop, on mobile devices this could result in high latency and major performance issues.
Users typically reload either because a page is broken or the content seems stale. The existing reload behaviour usually solves broken pages, but stale content is inefficiently addressed by a regular reload, especially on mobile. Chrome has a simplified reload behaviour to only validate the main resource and continue with a regular page load in order to improve the stale content use case.
The Developers also noted that the new version of Chrome is not just faster when reloading web pages, but it also consumes less bandwidth and power.
The team of developers also released a video that shows how fast the new Chrome browser reloads web pages.