In a wake to address the concern of slow wireless connection of mobile internet users, Google has announced a streamlined version of search results, specifically for India.
The announcement was legitimized in Google India‘s blog post titled ‘Announcing fast access for mobile users’.
The blog post noted
Announcing fast access for mobile users
The Internet is a global gathering space of infinite opportunity, where people from around the world can exchange ideas and access humanity’s knowledge. Everyone should have equal access to the Internet’s information to improve their everyday lives, regardless of who they are or where they live.
Increasingly, people in India are accessing the Internet through mobile devices such as their smartphones. However, not all of these devices come with fast, cheap connections. Today, we’re launching a new streamlined version of our search results page in India to help.
Now, we will automatically check to see if a user has a slow wireless connection and deliver a fast loading version of Search. Fewer bytes means you get your answer faster-and cheaper! Google’s high-quality results will remain the same, but elements such as images and maps will only show up when they are an essential part of the result.
This is just another step Google is taking to organize the world’s information and make it accessible to everyone, including those who do not have fast mobile connections.
Google seems to have increased its focus on Indian market. Recently it launched India-first Android one initiative where it teamed up with home grown Indian smartphone brands to communize Android technology in the country. Other than this it also hosted a competition which invited Indian developers to work on a mobile app for PMO.