Google has the emerging markets well within its sight—the search engine giant has launched a new data-friendly app to provide shortcut to trending topics. Google Go was announced on Tuesday in New Delhi India as a new search app to help you search the web faster, and offer you shortcuts to trending topics around you.
It’s a good one for all those accessing the internet for the first time. For one, it will help such people find what they want online with ease, and also help them save data in the process.
With all the shortcuts, users are easily taken to popular content such as popular games, GIFs, YouTube videos, and weather among others. What makes Google Go unique from its original search service is that it starts to display search results as you type. Along with search results displaying as you type, a button containing suggestions based on your query will appear.
Google Go is also built with a customizable row of shortcuts that takes you to your favorite services and apps for news, banking, shopping, social networks, and many more. TNW reports that the app is designed in such a way that searches are localized to suit your taste. In other words, you will be shown links to services that are popular in your area.
Google Go is just 5MB in size, and you know what that means—it won’t take up much space on your phone. This is understandable when you consider that most phones in emerging markets are built with limited space. Offline support, an additional feature of the new app, will take care of the sporadic internet connections.
Files Go, a new file management tool for organizing your files and keeping your phone free from junk also gained an entry into the world of file management apps last month. The app was still being tested the last time we brought you the report. Now, you can go to the Play Store and download Files Go and free up your phone for more space.
Files Go provides suggestions to users for apps they no longer want to keep or use and can delete from their phones. Among other things, it will also be able to find and get rid of duplicated files or images that have been stored on your drive, view all your files in one spot, and have them filtered by source.
While actions like finding and deleting duplicated files and images can best be described as common tasks for an everyday file manager, Google Files Go will go the extra mile to enable you send or transfer files to a friend’s phone while offline.
Apparently, Files Go has exited the beta state it was a couple of weeks ago, and is now available on the Play Store—and of course, it’s free.