Google’s Chrome browser for Android could get a speed boost soon. Google is experimenting with a new feature that would optimize pages using a remote server before sending them to your device — which could reduce the bandwidth your phone consumes while allowing your mobile browser to load content more quickly.
In my experience, Opera and Skyfire have never felt significantly faster than Chrome or the stock Android browser when I used them over a speedy WiFi connection. But you’re more likely to notice the difference when using a browser on a slow mobile data network.
Developer François Beaufort noticed the new experimental feature while looking through Chromium source code commits.
You can find out how to enable the experimental support for SPDY proxies in his post on the topic.