The technological giant Google announced today, Thursday, April 12, 2018, the launch of a new product, Google Go, an application that promises to make Internet search a lighter and faster experience.
In a statement released by Google “as more and more Africans go online every year, using cell phones as their primary and sometimes just as an Internet device, online is no longer a place where they ‘go’, is where they live , they connect with people, places and things that matter to them: Poor data connectivity, high data costs and low RAM or storage space often make it difficult for people to make the most of the Internet: Google Go is designed to handle these challenges.
The application has less than 5 MB, so it is easy to download. With just one touch, you can easily search for what is trending in your country, find an inspiring appointment to post on Twitter or Instagram, search for GIF files, discover nearby places and search for videos. With Google Go, you can access all your favorite applications and websites and discover the main destinations of your country.
The application uses the latest version of Google’s advanced compression algorithm, using up to 40% less data to display search results. Search results are also stored in the cache on the device so you can quickly access previous searches, even when you are offline, without incurring additional data costs.
When there is no Internet access, Google Go retries unsuccessful search requests in the background and notifies you as soon as the results are ready.
Google Go is available in 26 countries in sub-Saharan Africa through the Google Play Store