Google Kicks Off Accelerated Mobile Pages Project to Speed Up Web Page Loading on Phones

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  1. dgstorm

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    It looks like Google's genius engineers are doing their best to improve our mobile experience. Their latest idea is called the Accelerated Mobile Pages Project, and it's basically an open source initiative focused on speeding up the loading of web pages on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

    The new code is called AMP HTML, and it's basically a new framework built out of existing technologies. It will likely make its way to Google News and other Google products very soon. Not only that, but 30+ other companies are on board with the initiative including: Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Wordpress and more. Here's a quote from Google's blog with more details,

    What a great idea! Who doesn't want super-fast page loading on their smartphone?

    Source: Google Blog
     
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    Hope this really takes off. There's an android related site who's name I won't mention that loads so poorly on my phone. I've always found that funny, that an Android site doesn't load well & is janky once it does load on my Android phone.
     
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    Man...I was just about to post this too as I posted it on G+. I really do hope this kicks off. I can already tell not a lot of ad companies aren't going to like it though. As I was reading and from what I understand, it blocks and/or slows down Javascript tracking of user preferences which is obviously what can slow down a lot of websites with ads. Seeing as it is open source, I have a feeling from the contributors that are on board that there will be a solution for that so everyone is happy.
     
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    Agreed. Going to the XDA forum is horrendous on my phone... takes forever, page keeps refreshing and moving around as it tries to cram all the ads and content onto the screen. Takes like 12-15 seconds for it to finally all load and settle in... Very annoying.
     
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