Google’s Latest Update Includes Offline Features

Our connectivity here in the Philippines can be a bit spotty to say the least, which means it can be a bit of a hassle when we need to fire up our favorite search engine but can’t connect to the internet. This is something Google hopes to solve with the latest update to their Android app. The new update will include some offline functionality to the app, which will catalog your queries — if you happen to be in an area with a bad service — and deliver the results once it’s found that your phone is once again connected.

That doesn’t sound like a big deal, but we’re pretty sure you’ve had moments of curiosity and wanted to ask Google something only to have it waylaid by a bad connection. You tend to forget about these things, but your search results can pop up as soon as you connect to your home’s or the office WiFi. We’d be a little careful about your searches though, as they may pop up in at inopportune moments.

If you’re worried about your data cap or charges, Google says that this new feature will leave a minimal impact on data usage; plus won’t drain your battery either.

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Jamie Inocian

A self-confessed geek. Jamie started out helping out on the Unbox Podcast and became the Digital Sales Manager when he joined the team full time. He has since then transitioned into one of our Senior Editors and Head Video Producer.

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