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Chrome on Android Now Lets Users Surf Web Without Internet

Chrome on Android would be available in over a 100 countries including India, Nigeria, Indonesia and Brazil

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Google's new Search feature gives single result to certain queries. Pixabay

Google on Thursday introduced a new feature for its Android devices that would let users in India and several other countries surf the web without a constant Internet connection.

“When you’re connected to free, unmetered WiFi, Chrome will automatically download relevant articles, based on what content is most popular in your location,” said Amanda Boss, Product Manager, Offline Chrome for Android.

The automatically downloaded content would be available alongside all of the downloaded content available for access anytime, even without an Internet connection.

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Google on a smartphone device, Pixabay

“If you’re signed into Chrome, you’ll also get articles that are relevant to you, based on your browsing history,” Boss added.

Chrome on Android would be available in over a 100 countries including India, Nigeria, Indonesia and Brazil.

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Users who update to the latest version of Chrome on Android in Google Play Store would be able to use this feature. (IANS)

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Google Launching New Photo Back up Options For Users in India

Launched in May 2015, Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by the search-engine giant that gives users free, unlimited storage for their photos

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The Google logo is seen at a start-up campus in Paris, France, Feb. 15, 2018. VOA

Google Photos on Monday launched its “Express” back-up feature for users in India. The feature will be available to a small percentage of Google Photos users on Android.

It allows faster back up at reduced resolutions, making it easier to store pictures even with poor or infrequent Wi-Fi availability, the company wrote in a blog post.

“We learned that over a third of the people using Google Photos in India have some photos that hadn’t been backed up in over a month. We want to make sure that our app meets the unique needs of people wherever they are,” the post said.

Google on an Android device. Pixabay

“You will still have the option to choose from the existing back-up options: Original Quality and High Quality,” the post said.

In addition to “Express”, Google will also introduce a new “Data Cap” option for back up to give users more granular daily controls for using cellular data to back up.

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The company is slowly releasing the “Express” back-up feature for Google Photos in others countries as well, the post added.

Launched in May 2015, Google Photos is a photo sharing and storage service developed by the search-engine giant that gives users free, unlimited storage for their photos. (IANS)