Google launch ‘Google Go’ app worldwide

Google has recently launched the scaled down sibling to the google app, and it’s available to users internationally. Whereas the app, called ‘google go’ was previously only available to countries where most of the population was using low spec or dated android phones, it is now being made available to many more people.

Optimised to run smoothly and fast on low spec android phones due to it using less storage and memory, this was an ingenious idea, which makes a digital world more accessible for those in less privileged locations or situations.

Due to its nature of being a lightweight app, google go also works well in locations with poor wireless connection.

With Google soon realising the benefits this could potentially have on a brand-new audience, they have decided to now roll this feature out to all android users, also releasing a statement;

“Millions of people have already used Google Go to find information on the web and make sense of the world around them. But we know that people everywhere can sometimes struggle with spotty connections, phone storage, and reading or translating text.”

Google go is surprisingly adept and can perform much of what we have come to expect from Google. It is able to read web pages aloud in 28 different languages even with 2G connection, as well as being able to read text captured by Google lens, utilizing the AI feature to read out the correct text in the photos.

This – coupled with the fact that this app uses much less memory and storage, whilst performing well under less than perfect internet service, has made it an obvious choice for google to roll out this app worldwide.

Google go has been credited as being just as intuitive as the original flagship app, whilst running smoothly and efficiently in poor conditions or with bad connection. This is still early days for the app in certain regions, so it remains to be seen if Google go will live up to its name.

You can now download google go from the play store.

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