Google has updated its android app that focuses on offline functions to make its service more accessible to the users. This latest Google offline app helps the users with a better search function. Even if the search fails, it can get results as soon as a connection is available. Thus, the app keeps searching with a single tap.
This new offline search feature has been created to lessen the frustration of waiting for search results to appear during a spotty internet connection. Results will be presented in the form of streamlined search pages, which are lighter on the network as well as on the device.
In a blog post, the company explained the new feature that users may often face inconsistent or spotty network, which means failure in search even the connection is good. Search results are saved and will be retrieved when connection is lost or set into airplane mode.
As for those who are worried about how this might impact battery life or data, Google claims that it will have a minimal impact. Google claims that this new search pattern bears no additional charges on the data usage.
Although Google promises that the new feature will have minimal effect on battery life and data usage, if wanted to turn it off, however, there’s a new always retry searches switch in the offline search settings that will disable it. And it can also see any and delete any pending queries using the new Manage searches option in the sidebar.
Actually, there’s more of an impact away from home. Occasionally spotty LTE connections are problem on all phones, and while this update doesn’t do anything to lessen the issue, it does help make them that much more manageable. It might make us use the Google app more to boot.
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