February 24, 2018

Google working on 'Search Lite' app for slow internet connections

18 August 2017, 01:07 | Denise Dawson

Google is testing a new Search Lite app for slow networks in Indonesia

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The latest is called Search Lite and offers a lighter, more focused version of the main Google Search experience.

And thanks to the built-in data saving features, this is the first time ever an official Google mobile app offers Instant Search - something which, ironically, Google killed off just a couple of weeks ago because it never worked on smartphones.

So the good news is that this app offers some major improvements upon its mainstream counterpart.

The Search Lite is the new app to hit the Google Play Store. Compared to the Western regions like US, UK, these countries have limited access to data and internet availability is very sparse. The company is taking a lot of efforts to cater to the needs of users in areas with patchy internet connectivity. Another nifty and useful feature integrated by the developers is the ability to open web pages within the search app, in Lite mode. It is specifically created to offer users instant access to options such as "news", "weather", and "nearby", along with image search, offline pages, and bookmarked pages.

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Search Lite is meant to provide an experience that does not drift away from that of the regular Search app. Also, the report makes the connection with Triangle, Google's data saving app that the tech company is testing in the Philippines. The app is expected to have a simpler and easy to navigate user interface.

So it will be interesting to see how users and businesses will use it.

Google's new all works like the classic Search app. Users can make text and voice searches, but the search bar is at the bottom of the display and the user can find out some suggested keyword additions on top of it.

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