Google’s Lightweight Search App, Google Go, Is Now Available for All Android Users

BY Mahit Huilgol

Published 20 Aug 2019

Google Go is a light and slightly watered-down version of Google Search. The intention behind the app is to offer an optimized Google Search experience for users in emerging markets or regions wherein internet connectivity is not up to the mark. Until now, Google was beta testing the app and has finally released it for Android users across the world. Previously, Google Go was baked into Android Go devices.

Google Go is best suited for entry-level Android devices. Lite apps often come in smaller installation packages and Google Go is no different. The new app is just 7MB in size and will not unnecessarily use your storage. Furthermore, Google has also added an offline feature for the search app. The company claims that search results are optimized to save 40% on user data. In case you lose connectivity while using Google Go, the app will automatically resume the search when you are back online.

It seems like Google wants to make it easier and seamless for entry-level Android users to consume content on their devices. Google has added a new feature that allows you to search for text by simply scanning the document(Google Lens). Moreover, you can also ask the app to read out and even translate the document. This feature will come in handy while traveling or when you simply want to listen to content instead of reading it out. Users can tap on words and app will fetch a definition for that particular word.

Lastly, Google has also added an AI-backed reader to its search app. With the help of this feature, you can listen to any web page. Apart from Web search, Google Go also features voice search, image search and an option to change languages.

[via TheKeyword]