Google continues to push for its services to be accessible to people with low-end mobile devices or slow connections to the Internet after it introduced Google Go, a data search application.
The application was first seen in beta in August – when it was known as Search Lite – and has now been released for certain Android devices (here).
With only 5MB the application will not occupy large amounts of space on a device, that's important because the cheaper devices that are popular in emerging markets have a limited capacity, while including offline support and serving internet connections intermittent, two other factors that affect users in India (their main target country) and other emerging markets.
Leaving aside the optimizations, the application focuses on allowing the discovery beyond the search. That is, it shows & fragments highlights & # 39; They offer a summary of topics, content related to search results and suggested topics. There is also support for trend searches, and you can also use voice inputs for search.
The application follows the introduction of the Datally data storage application, the Files Go storage application and the YouTube Go expansion, all aimed at making Google and its services relevant to users in emerging markets. Beyond the applications, is also preparing to send a version & # 39; Go & # 39; of Android.
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