Software giants, Microsoft Corp. has fired at Google arguing that the company’s Chrome browser is a major drain on the batteries built into Windows-based PCs. In fact, the company recently performed a test on popular other browsers including; Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and its own Microsoft Edge, and found that Chrome users will be charging up their devices far more often than Edge users.
“What happens when three identical devices run on different browsers?” Microsoft asked in a description to a YouTube video it posted on Monday. “The Microsoft Edge team wanted to find out. This experiment showed that battery life on a PC running Microsoft Edge lasts 70% longer than Chrome, 43% longer than Firefox, and 17% longer than Opera (with Battery Saver enabled).”
It took Chrome nearly 4 hours and 20 minutes while Mozilla’s Firefox came in second place with more than 5 hours of battery life as Opera 6 hours and finally Microsoft’s Edge, took the lead with 7 hours and 22 minutes of battery life.
“As you have probably seen, we’ve made significant improvements to power consumption in the past few releases, and it’s an area of continued focus and investment,” a Google spokesperson said in a statement. “Since the beginning of the year, we’ve made a 33% improvement in video playback GPU/CPU power consumption on Windows 10. And by Chrome 53, we feel confident that we’ll be at parity with other browsers in terms of power consumption for the majority of video playback on the Internet.”