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CAPE TOWN - Google now has feature that they hope will give you faster access to information on the internet. 

According to Google, In Africa, nearly 40% of people with Android devices may be experiencing a slow or delayed connection while they’re on the web due to usage of low RAM devices.


The feature which they hope will help you get the information you’re looking for quicker, easier and more affordably. For most of Africa, when you search on Google with a low RAM device via the Google App, Chrome or Android browser, web pages that you access from Google’s search results page will be optimised to load faster and use less data.

This feature is already available in Indonesia, India, Brazil and Nigeria. They say analyses show that these optimised pages load three times faster and use 80% less data.

 Google also says that traffic to webpages from Google search also increased by up to 40%. However, if you’d prefer to see the original page, you can choose that option at the top of your page.

Google hopes that  this feature can help improve the Search experience for millions of people where network connections are slow and access to devices is limited.

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