The latest app by Google, Search Lite, will target markets with slow internet connections
You may live in a part of the world where internet connection is super fast or even pretty good. But some markets have to deal with slow internet connection. This could cause some of the most basic apps, like Google Search, to perform poorly. Having this in mind Google is inviting users – mostly in Indonesia – to try out a new search app, according to Android Police.
Search Lite by Google is an app that follows the “lite” trend on applications and could target the markets of Indonesia and India. Search Lite can make things faster and more data-friendly, it works great on slow connections and uses fewer data.This means that tasks would need less time to finish.
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. Through the settings users can restrict the results and to have access to lite web pages.
The screenshots (via Android Police) show that the app is still dubbed as “Experimental” so we should expect changes as soon as more people start using it and Google will receive. Also, the report makes the connection with Triangle, Google’s data saving app that the tech company is testing in the Philippines.
Additionally, the Search Lite app will let users to change between some languages with just a swipe and they will get some icons for quick access to features like news, weather, recipes, movies, songs and more. And you will get to personalize what features you want to check out more frequently and remove the ones you don’t want. In other words you get the regular Search app but faster.
Lite versions of apps are highly discussed and many countries with slow connections can benefit from those. Maybe Google is taking a step forward and it could be possible to check out more lite apps from the California-based company.
If you are curious about the app and you want to test you have to be in Indonesia in order to view the app on the Play Store. Otherwise you have to keep your regural Search app.