Google wants to make the web faster. We know it.
For months now, Google Chrome Team is secretly working on creating a new web protocol named QUIC
Full chromium-side code is available at https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/net/+/master/quic/
From what I understand, and I'm not a transport-security guy, it looks like a improved version of UDP with some extra features such as encryption.
You can already run chrome with --enable-quic
switch to enable it and go to chrome://net-internals/#quic
to see nothing. Yup. Since I don't know any QUIC server yet, it's kinda hard to test ;)
And if you try with another switch such as --origin-port-to-force-quic-on=80
, you won't be able to browse at all.
On a side note, after SPDY, here's QUIC. What's next? RAPID, BRISK, FAST.