Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Reactive Prefetch Makes Search Faster

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has made mobile search faster, but as of now only for Chrome on Android platform. In its announcement, the search giant said that the search results are faster, precisely by 100 to 150 milliseconds. Google explained that it has added a “reactive prefetch” feature in its mobile search product.

Smart Technology in Browser and Search Engine

However, the new feature is restricted to only Chrome on Android devices. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has two reasons for this, one being that its mobile browser is the only one to support prefetch hints and secondly the prefetch requests could persist across navigation.

To explain how the new feature works, Google explains that once a user clicks on the search results, Chrome starts fetching the target page. While this is common in all devices, the added functionality helps to tell the browser to fetch in parallel. Google’s search engine helps to specify the critical resources required to make the destination page appear faster.

Further, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) said that the Chrome finds the right resources and fetches the important results during the time a user decides to click on the search result or link. Resultantly, Chrome will not return speculative resources that are not required and thus, would save time on unnecessary downloads. The company’s Search Team has embedded smart technology both in browser and search engine. Meanwhile, Google has also illustrated technically as to how the feature exactly works.

Not Certain about Other Devices

The search engine giant said that it anticipates adding the feature for other browsers as and when the feature becomes available. However, it did not specify the exact details about its plans. It is not yet known if Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is reaching out to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) or Mozilla, in order to enable the same prefetching like feature in their devices.