NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23 – Google has launched a new web browser designed for devices with low Random Access Memory – storage space for running application programs.
Available in Kenya and in over 50 other countries, the WebLite browser promises to deliver search results faster, meaning users will spend less on bundles.
Google Kenya Country Manager, Charles Murito, says the new development is also aimed at improving the search experience for people in places where network connections are slow.
Murito adds that the WebLite app improves the mobile search experience by transcoding mobile search pages into lighter pages that are easier to load.
“Africa has nearly 40 percent of people with Android devices who may be experiencing slow or delayed connection while they’re on the web due to usage of low RAM devices,” said Murito
WebLite is already available in Indonesia, India, Brazil and Nigeria, and analyses show that these optimized pages load three times faster and use 80 percent less data.
Traffic to web pages from Google Search also increased by up to 40 percent.