Google to offer faster search for slow mobile internet connections in India
Google has announced optimized search results for slow wireless Internet connections meaning the search engine will automatically check for slow Internet speeds and deliver users a fast loading version of its service.
The approach would ensure faster loading times and will give you more text based results quicker.
The revamped version of the Google search results page will do away with the elements which increase the loading time such as maps and images. This means images and maps will only be displayed on mobile when they are relevant to the query typed in by the user.
“We will automatically check to see if a user has a slow wireless connection and deliver a fast loading version of Search. Fewer bytes means you get your answer faster—and cheaper! Google’s high-quality results will remain the same, but elements such as images and maps will only show up when they are an essential part of the result,” Google Distinguished Software Engineer Bharat Mediratta said in a blogpost.
Fewer bytes means users get answers faster and cheaper, he added.
“Google’s high-quality results will remain the same, but elements such as images and maps will only show up when they are an essential part of the result,” he said.
This is just another step Google is taking to organise the world’s information and make it accessible to everyone, including those who do not have fast mobile connections, Mediratta added.
Google has been increasing its focus on the Indian market, bringing out products designed to cater to the price and quality-conscious people in the country.
Last month, it launched its Android One initiative in the country first, saying it was originally conceived with India in mind.
Under the Android One initiative, Google had initially partnered with three handset makers — Micromax, Karbonn and Spice — to bring out handsets priced Rs Rs 6,399, aimed at making affordable smartphones available to a larger number of people.
It has now extended the programme to more manufacturers and is also expanding it to other countries like Indonesia, Philippines, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
The US-based firm is also working to adding more options for searches in more local languages in India. Currently, Google has search options in nine languages here (for PCs).
Google, which offers voice-based search in 47 languages globally, also expects to roll out services in Indian regional languages in the future, though no specific timelines have been set for the same.