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“Lite” but packs a punch: Google Go comes to Android everywhere

August 20th, 2019

Google Go is a lightweight, fast app that helps you access information, both online and in the world around you, even with an unstable connection. It does this while using less storage and memory, helping your phone stay fast. Google Go has been available in a few countries and on Android (Go edition) devices since 2017 and starting today, it’s available on the Play Store worldwide.

Millions of people have already used Google Go 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.

Reading made easier

Earlier this year at I/O, we showcased Lens in Google Go, a way for you to read, translate and search the words you see by using your camera. When you find the text you’d like help with, open Lens and point your camera at it to hear the words read out loud to you, translate them, or both.

Lens in Google Go

Some people would rather listen to content instead of reading on the web, especially if it’s lengthy. Google Go also offers an AI-powered read-out-loud feature that lets you listen to any web page, with words highlighted as they’re read so you can follow along.

Read out loud Google Go

Use less storage, and worry less about your connection

Google Go helps you use less storage on your device and keeps an unreliable connection from slowing you down. At just over 7MB, Google Go helps make sure your phone stays speedy when you’re traversing the web. It also puts web versions of your favorite apps at your fingertips, giving you the option of downloading fewer apps on your phone. And if you lose connectivity when you using Google Go, it will remember your place and even retrieve your search results for you once you’re back online.

Starting today, Google Go is available on the Play Store globally for all Android devices using Lollipop and above.