1. open a new tab, type chrome://flags in the address bar and tap “Go”
2. tap “Enable” next to the “data compression proxy” experiment (it’s the first one right now)
3. tap “Relaunch now”
After relaunching the browser, you can see how much data you’ve saved by opening a new tab, typing chrome://net-internals and selecting the “Bandwidth” section in the left sidebar. Then visit different sites in a different tab and check the stats.
Google’s proxy is faster than Opera Mobile’s Turbo feature, while saving almost the same amount of data. For example, the savings for AnandTech.com were 48.9%, while Opera Mobile Turbo’s data savings were 50%. The savings for apple.com were 60.3%, while Opera Mobile Turbo’s data savings were 57%. Chrome’s major advantage is that the proxy doesn’t slow down browsing, unlike Opera Mobile.