Google might soon roll out a data-friendly version for its world renowned Search app. The update will be intended for mobile platforms only. This means that the company is in alignment with its own promises. Last May, the I/O conference revealed that streamlining Android services for emerging markets is a top priority for the headquarters.
The Lite Version of the Mobile Search App Is Specially Tailored for Emerging Markets
Google started off its plans for an intuitive technology crafted for emerging markets with YouTube Go. This version of the popular software enjoys smart techniques that render powerful results with a minimum of resources. Given the positive feedback it received, the company intends to convert several other Android services in similar ways and make up an entire suite of apps called ‘Android Go.’
Following the YouTube Go project, Google is now testing a so-called Search Lite. This is not going to be the official title, yet it describes perfectly the function of the application. For the moment, the project is running in Indonesia only.
Google Search, be it for the web or mobile apps, is one of the most simplistic online tools out there regarding design and architecture. Nonetheless, the team behind this project kept implementing updates specially tailored for a decent smartphone that features an average hardware and a strong Internet connectivity. This way, they overlooked by mistake most of the emerging markets that don’t enjoy so many resources.
The Main Trick Is to Create Numerous Shortcuts to Save Internet Resources
This is why Google creates Search Go. This Lite version powers the exact design that inconsistent Internet connectivity needs to render the original experience Google is known for. This whole intriguing streamlining process is dependent on one major trick.
The company is actually offering users quick access to what they need. This way, they waste less time on browsing. In the end, they come to save up their Internet resources. For instance, the home screen is already offering the choice to use shortcuts. In the original version, users have to perform a search and then customize the results.
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