Google testing lighter version of 'Search' app for slow internet connections

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

It would be worth mentioning here that Google is now testing its data-friendly version app in Indonesia.

Like other "lite" apps, Search Lite is optimized for use on slower connections, and uses less data than the "standard" search app, as well as supporting more offline features.

But this time the market appears to be Indonesia, not India. Besides, the smaller app size should make it easier to work on entry level smartphones and consume very little data. It can still perform text and voice searches like the regular Search app. There are certain shortcuts to features as well like news, translation, weather, cricket scores, recipes, movies, songs, among others.

Google did something similar with the lighter version of its YouTube app, as also with the launch of 'YouTube Go.' The company will be rolling out the beta version of its 'YouTube Go, ' app globally sometime this year. Another nifty and useful feature integrated by the developers is the ability to open web pages within the search app, in Lite mode. Besides, it may not reach those in countries where internet is fast enough to access content without having to use a lite mode.

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Google declined to comment on the app specifically.

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

Google is geared up to enhance the user experience to a great level.

Tech company Google is reportedly working on a data-friendly version of its search app for mobile, which it will release in the near future.

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