Google News updated with new features on Android Go devices

September 12, 2018
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The new Android Go edition has been optimized in such a way to make an average app is 15% faster and it is pre-installed with Google apps to take 50% less space such as Google Go (Google News)Youtube GoGoogle Maps Go and many more apps that have smaller app size with a reduced data consumption and also helps to consume less space on the device.

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Google has now announced some new features and improvements for the Google News app with some new data-saving changes, which is focused on serving those with low or poor internet connections.

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The Google News app is now improved with four new features that help its users to enjoy a seamless experience with a low or lighter network connection most especially the devices running on Android (Go Edition).

Google News app new Features;

  • Videos in the app will open in YouTube Go, ensuring that it is delivered in a lightweight yet clear format while the videos won’t auto-play, saving data consumption.
  • Newscasts (previews of a story) will adapt to become more text-focused, saving your data.
  • Images are compressed and can be fully loaded with just a tap. Videos and gifs will also not auto-play. Plus, fewer data will be cached and saved on your device.
  • Many articles can be saved for consuming in offline mode, easily downloaded over Wi-Fi for reading later.
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While browsing the news app, the new features will be turned on automatically depending on the network connection on your device.

The new features will be generally rolled-out for everyone in the coming weeks.

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