Google told PC World that is has assigned the Chrome team with the task of fixing a bug that saps battery power when the internet browser is used on Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows. The bug was first mentioned in 2010 and later in 2012. However, nothing was ever done about it and it has remained a part of Chrome all this time.
The Google Chrome bug can increase power consumption in a laptop by as much as 25%. The issue is caused by Chrome keeping a high system clock tick rate of 1 millisecond even if it’s just in the background. Other web browsers only use such high system clock tick rates when doing an intensive task, PC World notes.
Those interested in knowing more about why Google Chrome drains battery life as bad as it does on Windows laptops can head over to Forbes for an in-depth explanation.
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