Google tests a version of its Search app for data-lacking locales

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Google did something similar with the lighter version of its YouTube app, as also with the launch of 'YouTube Go.' The company will be rolling out the beta version of its 'YouTube Go, ' app globally sometime this year.

The Search Lite is the new app to hit the Google Play Store. At the very bottom is a standard search bar with a microphone for voice queries. What remains to be seen is if the app weighs less or not. The latter speaks to the current "Experimental" nature of the app.

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If you want to test the app out for yourself, you can find the APK file over at APK Mirror here - it's said to be working in English if you choose the "Bahasa Indonesia" language option.

Quick Acces Icons like Translate, Weather that can be personalized. Google hasn't made any official announcement yet but this Search Lite appears to be in its testing phase already.

Thus, Google has made a decision to follow in the footsteps of other companies, including Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter (sort of), and has started testing a new, lighter Search app. Search (Test App), as it's now called, offers users a number of data-saving and customization features not present in the current Google app. Also, the report makes the connection with Triangle, Google's data saving app that the tech company is testing in the Philippines. The main motive behind light apps is to cater to the users having low connectivity and low end devices.

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