Google Launches Special Search Mode for Slower 2G Phone Network for India, Brazil

World’s largest search engine giant Google Inc has launched a new lite mode of Google search engine for India and Brazil on 2 Generation (2G) network.

This lite mode has been developed by keeping the 2G network speed in mind. Before launching this feature in India, Google had tested it in Indonesia, where the network speed is similar to India.

The new lite mode of Google search engine loads pages four times faster than the traditional webpages and consume 80% less data and penetrate 50% faster connection compared to before. This feature is currently limited to Android smartphones.

Around 200 million people in India have access Internet through their smartphones and a majority of them still prefer 2G network due to affordable tariffs.  It should be noted that in 2G network, a consumer gets 10KB/s speed in good network conditions, while it goes down to 2-3KB/s in poor network coverage.

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