tech2 News StaffAug 21, 2019 08:17:27 IST
Google has begun the global rollout of its Go search app that is meant for low-end devices specifically. The app is a lighter version of the Google Search app at only 7 MB and it’s incredibly fast. While it was available in a few countries already, the search giant has now made it available for everyone on the Play Store.
Google Go can be installed on every Android device running Android 5.0 Lollipop and above. Along with providing search results, the app can also remember your search results for later use. At its I/O 2019 conference, Google showed a demo of Lens integrated into the Go app. It can be used to read, translate and search for words by only using the camera. The app can read out the words and even translate them while also reading it out to you.
Starting today, our lightweight search app #GoogleGo will be available globally on the @GooglePlay store. As demo'd at #io19, Lens in #GoogleGo can help translate and search the words you see around you, and even read them aloud.https://t.co/rAjR34KznM
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) August 20, 2019
Another cool feature about Google Go is that it can be used to read out text aloud from websites. It has an AI-powered read-out-aloud feature that enables you to listen to words highlighted by you on any web page.
Google Go is part of the Android Go OS that’s a stripped-down version of the stock Android system which is meant for low-powered devices in emerging markets. It includes other stripped-down or lighter versions of Google apps such as Gallery Go, Gmail Go, and YouTube Go.