Google is testing a Search Lite app for developing countries with slow...

Google is testing a Search Lite app for developing countries with slow connections

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Google is testing a Search Lite app

Google is testing a Search Lite app

The difference lies in Search Lite utilizes data.  It will utilize information, allowing users with very little bandwidth to be able to do the same kinds of things that someone in a country with internet that is freely available could.  It is a similar approach to how Google created and tested YouTube Proceed, a light version of its YouTube app, which the company analyzed in India last year ahead of a wider beta rollout this spring.Google is testing a Search Lite app

Google is testing a mild version of its Google program meant for places with slow or poor internet connections, based on Android Police.  The program is only available from the Play Store in Indonesia.

Google is testing a Search Lite app

Lookup Lite’s functions, as it seems to be termed, are largely the same as what is available in Google’s present cross-platform Search program.  Users can search for things by typing or talking, there is a Google News section a function, and information like weather and businesses.  It becomes a photo-rich encounter with animations which appear as you scroll though the regular Google Search program starts off users with a search bar.  Search Lite appears to bypass this step, and instead it brings all of that information similar to a home screen.

More broadly, Google was working on a version of Android itself known as.  It’s all part of the company’s attempt to achieve the “next billion users,” which has been a top target for Sundar Pichai since before he took over as CEO in 2015.