In a remarkable development tech giant Google has announced that it will allow smartphone users to "search" for something even when there is no internet connection in the phone. Google app will now won't tell offline users that it can't complete the search. Instead, it will queue up the search query and complete the search when the phone connects to internet.Thats the catch here!
"Mobile networks can sometimes be inconsistent or spotty, which means that even if you have a connection when you start your search, it might fail before you get your results back," Google's Shekhar Sharad wrote on the company blog.
"With this change, search results are saved as soon as they are retrieved, even if you lose connection afterwards or go into airplane mode. So the next time you lose service, feel free to queue up your searches, put your phone away and carry on with your day. The Google app will work behind-the-scenes to detect when a connection is available again and deliver your search results once completed," he said.
Although this is not any solution to the internet connectivity issues that people face, particularly in countries in India, it just makes it slightly more convenient to use the Google Search on smartphones.
For now the feature is available only on Google Search app for Android. To get this feature, all that users have to do is update the app on their phone by going into the Play Store.