It is now in testing for Indonesia and unsurprisingly India. Besides, the smaller app size should make it easier to work on entry level smartphones and consume very little data.
With the next billion users coming from developing markets, Google has taken to creating apps specially tuned for those users. Now it seems Google wants to be part of that gang with a lighter version of its Search app. Users can search for news, images, weather updates, top sites, as well as check out the Nearby and Translate functions. The lite version will be particularly helpful in countries there there is slow or unreliable Internet connection.
For now, Google has not revealed its plan for the new app, but it seems to be in the nascent stages of development and limited to limited markets and languages.
Google is geared up to enhance the user experience to a great level. The feature is looking to have great potential to establish and build communities not only for business purposes but also for sharing common ideas and interests. Users can also opt to limit searches to "lite" web pages, using less data when browsing, as well as being able to switch between languages by swiping left and right within the app.