Google to optimise search results for slower mobile connections

Google India to improve search for slow mobile internet connectivity in India.

Published Date
06 - Oct - 2014
| Last Updated
06 - Oct - 2014
Google to optimise search results for slower mobile connections

Google India has announced plans to roll out optimised search results in the country, in an effort to address the need of mobile device users on slow wireless connections.

Google made the announcement on its official India blog in a post titled 'Announcing fast access for mobile users'. The internet giant stated that the move was the company's way to give equal access to information on the Internet to enrich their lives, regardless of "who they are or where they live."

The search giant stated that it will automatically check if a user has a slow wireless connection, and accordingly deliver a faster loading compressed version of Search with images and maps kept out of the results unless necessary. Read: India's Internet slowest in Asia Pacific region

The blog post, by software engineer - Google Bharat Mediratta, stated that the growing trend of Internet access via mobile devices in India, and the lack of high-speed, inexpensive wireless connectivity in the country.

"Increasingly, people in India are accessing the Internet through mobile devices such as their smartphones. However, not all of these devices come with fast, cheap connections," said Mediratta, adding, "This is just another step Google is taking to organize the world's information and make it accessible to everyone, including those who do not have fast mobile connections."

Google has been concentrating on emerging markets like India and has launched its Android One initiative. The internet giant has teamed up with Spice, Karbonn and Micromax to launch its first low-cost Android one handsets.

Source: Google