Google's Plan to Speed Up Mobile Web Goes Live Next Year

The first optimized pages will be rolled out in the new year.

— -- Here's something to look forward to in 2016: Faster Internet surfing on your smartphone.

David Besbris, vice president of engineering at Google and Richard Gingras, the head of news at the search engine, said in a blog post they have received help from the outside in the six weeks since the project was announced. They reported more than 250 contributions of new code, samples and documentation have been made over the past few weeks.

Slow loading mobile pages are notorious for sucking up mobile data usage and frustrating users -- sometimes resulting in them leaving the site before a page loads. The new pages will be a boon for publishers who will have a better shot at retaining users and enticing them to interact with more content.

Want to see how fast it really is? Google is offering a demo. Just click this link in your mobile browser and type in a search term.