Google targets areas with poor net connectivity with 'Search Lite' app


That's because the company is now piloting such an app in Indonesia, as the eagle-eyed team at Android Police first spotted.

In that respect it's similar to the YouTube Lite app that Google launched in India a year ago, and other "lite" apps from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others. It also has features that work offline.

Google Search Lite provides an entirely different landing page compared to what you see when launching the regular search app.

Android Go, along with Search and YouTube Lite, are part of Google's plans to gain more customers outside its existing markets, the site says.

It is important to note that the app is still marked as "experimental", so these features are subject to change. The lite version will be particularly helpful in countries there there is slow or unreliable Internet connection.

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Google declined to comment on the app specifically.

As reported by Android Police, the app has first appeared on Facebook as an ad for many users. However, there are noticeable differences in how you may use Search Lite and the main Search app separately.

It's unclear how the lite version of the app will affect web SEO efforts, but it is likely to benefit lightweight websites. The company is taking a lot of efforts to cater to the needs of users in areas with patchy internet connectivity.

If you want to test the app out for yourself, you can find the APK file over at APK Mirror here - it's said to be working in English if you choose the "Bahasa Indonesia" language option.

You can download Search Lite via APKMirror since the official version is yet to make it out of Indonesia.