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Chrome Beta 32 Tells the 300ms Standard Touch Delay to Piss Off

Did you know that there was an “artificial” 300ms delay across all mobile browsers when you tap on something as it waits to see if your tap was meant as a single click or some other action? According to Googler Jake Archibald, Google has now removed this delay in the latest Chrome beta (version 32) for Android when visiting mobile-optimized sites. 

I’d attempt to explain the process to you on this relaxing December afternoon, but Archibald explains it in full detail at the source links below. He put together a video demo – which we have included – as well.

In short, your mobile browsing experience should be much faster going forward on mobile-optimized sites, as long as you are using the new Chrome beta for Android. So, sites like the new DL work wonderfully.

Non-mobile-optimized sites will still contain the delay, but it makes sense that they should. Since you could be double-tapping to zoom, the delay is necessary. On mobile-optimized sites, the double-tap-to-zoom isn’t exactly needed, hence the removal of the delay.

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Via:  +Jake Archibald | html5rocks

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