Google has just launched Google Go globally, the light mode search app for poor Internet connections
Google has just launched Google Go globally on the Google Play Store. The search mode in light mode for Internet access on scarce connections, which can also read and translate the text in the surrounding world, now available on all devices with Android 5.0 / 5.1 Lollipop and later versions.
Google Go is one of the many lightweight Go apps introduced by Google in recent years. Among the other apps in the light version, we recall YouTube Go (available in many countries, or installable via apk), Google Maps Go (available globally) e Gallery Go (launched globally last month).
The app premiered in India and Indonesia in December 2017 and was launched in other emerging markets the following year. Now available globally.
Google Go: light, with some AI
Google Go provides access to information even on unstable connections, keeping the phone fast, using less storage space and memory, explained the product manager, Bibo Xu. If you lose connectivity, the app will retrieve the results of your search once you are back online. As for size, it weighs just over 7 MB.
Many points in common with Google Lens, which allows you to interpret the words that surround you in the physical world using the phone's camera. In fact, at the Google I / O 2019 developers' conference in May, numerous updates applied to Google Lens and Google Go were announced. This means that the new mode will help you read, translate and search for the words identified in the real world.
The new Google app also offers functionality of reading aloud based on artificial intelligence that allow you to listen to any web page. The words are highlighted as they are read so you can more easily follow the reading. Those who prefer to listen to content instead of reading it can do so in 28 languages.
Google has yet to share the exact number of users, but the app already has over 100 million installations and over 140,000 reviews on the Play Store. Millions of people have already used Google Go to find information on the web and make sense of the world around them, according to Xu. Not bad for 7 MB.