New field test lets you install Android apps directly from search

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 19 Jan 2016

There’s a new trick snaking its way through the Android universe that will greatly speed up your ability to download a new app.

Android lice was tipped that about a new option to download an Android app directly from a search; no need to hop over to the ay Store. After a search for an app, a popup box launched with the usual Install  Accept buttons.

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This new trick makes it much faster to download a new app for your Android device.

It’s not live for everyone—I’m unable to reproduce this on my Nexus 6 However, often rolls out trials like this to a select groups of users, so give it a go yourself. By all accounts this only works in the search app, so you may not see it appear if you search in Chrome or another browser.

y this matters: has tried all manner of tricks to bump up the number of Android app installs, such as the ability to stream app previews directly from search. Recently also offered developers the ability to h out promo codes, all part of an ongoing effort to get more apps onto all those Android phones tablets out there.