Google Releases New Africa App to Boost Internet Speeds

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Google says its releasing an app in Africa to help internet users overcome obstacles such as the lack of high-speed connectivity and the cost of data on the continent.

The new app will help reduces the amount of data needed to display search results by 40 percent and allows previous searches to be accessed offline.

According to the Google Africa Chief Marketing Officer Mzamo Masito, the Google Go app is built to help reduce Weak data connectivity, high data costs and low storage space which often make it hard for people to get the most out of the internet.

The company said the new app will be available in 26 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and can be accessed from the Google Playstore.

The app will be pre-installed in all Android Oreo devices.