Google to launch data-friendly version of its search app for mobile

All your questions answered on Google Maps and Search - Google Blog

All your questions answered on Google Maps and Search - Google Blog

The app, dubbed "Search Lite", aims to make things "faster and more data-friendly" by "supporting offline features" and being less data-intensive, the website says.

Google declined to comment on the app specifically. Through the settings users can restrict the results and to have access to lite web pages. At the very bottom is a standard search bar with a microphone for voice queries.

Google has come up with a new lightweight search app for its core product i.e Search.

The app is now in the early stages of development.

Apart from being a reliable platform to search whatever the user likes to find, it will also serve as a source for latest news, weather updates and provide nearby locations.

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Google hasn't made any announcements about its plans to release the app, but if it does launch, it's likely to be made available in many other markets beyond Indonesia. However, there are noticeable differences in how you may use Search Lite and the main Search app separately.

Other users who may be knowledgeable about the subject matter may also contribute and share what they know.

In recent months, some of the world's biggest tech companies have been launching alternative versions of their popular apps, designed for emerging markets.

Search Lite appears to target countries like Indonesia and India, as evidenced by the language options for Indonesian and Hindi. The Alphabet Inc-led company has been working towards a low-data version of its Android software system as well, called 'Android Go.' All of these activities fall in line with Google CEO, Sundar Pichai's vision of reaching the 'next billion users'.

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