available to all Android users worldwide.Go, a scaled-down alternative to the flagship app, is now
Previously,Go was only available in select countries where a majority of citizens are using low-spec Android phones.
Go is optimized to run fast on low-spec phones because it uses less storage and less memory. Given that it’s so lightweight, Go also works well in locations where wireless connections tend to be slow or unstable.
Realizing that more people can also benefit from a lightweightapp, the company has decided to roll it out to all Android users:
“Millions of people have already usedGo 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.”
In addition to using less memory, less storage, and working well with spotty internet connections –Go offers some advanced features such as the ability to read content out loud.
Go can read web pages in a natural sounding voice across 28 languages, even on connections as slow as 2G. It can also read text captured in photos with Lens.
The feature utilizes AI to determine which parts of a page to read and which to leave out, so it won’t end up reading things like text ads in between paragraphs.
Users can listen to the audio on its own, similar to a podcast, or or follow along on the screen as words get highlighted while they’re read out loud.
If the connection is lost at any point,Go will remember your place and retrieve the last set of search results once the connection is reestablished.
Go is available now on the Play Store for Android devices.