First, there came YouTube Go, that allows you to download YouTube videos and watch offline, utilizing small amount of data.

Now, YouTube’s parent company, Google has unveiled Google Go that provides a faster and much cheaper way of searching the internet.

The product was launched in Lagos on Thursday.

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It is a new app built to support Android devices with one gigabyte Random Access Memory, RAM and below.

The Country Director of Google, Mrs Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, who unveiled the app in Lagos said Google Go is now also available as at today in 26 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa through the Google Play Store.

“Google Go provides a lighter, faster way to search, with everything you need just a tap away.

“As more Africans come online every year, using mobile phones as their primary and sometimes only internet device, online is not somewhere they ‘go’ anymore but where they live, connecting with people, places and things that matter to them.

“Weak data connectivity, high data costs and low RAM or storage space often makes it hard for people to get the most out of the internet; Google Go is built to handle these challenges,” Ehimuan-Chiazor said.

According to her, “Google Go is designed to address these issues and provide a seamless experience irrespective of the device or network the user is on,” she said.

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Google Go takes up less than 5MB during search and it takes up minimal space on your phone.

When there is no internet access, Google Go retries failed search requests in the background and lets you know as soon as the results are ready. Web pages load quickly, even in data-saving mode or on 2G connections.

“Google has multiple points to search, but Google Go is built to support Android devices with one gigabyte RAM,” she said.

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