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Google launches new services on its birthday

S Ronendra Singh New Delhi | Updated on January 16, 2018 Published on September 27, 2016

GOOGLE   -  Reuters

The search giant turns 18 today.

Looking at the slow network and lower bandwidth or poor internet connectivity in our country, the search engine Google has been experimenting a lot of things over the last few years and has been successful too. It not only serves the purpose in India, but also helps the company to use these experiments in other countries too.

For example, the YouTube offline feature that the company had announced last year, is a successful tool in other countries as well.

New launches

Similarly, the company on Tuesday announced slew of new products and platforms that can be accessed offline and with less data consumption.

As part of the 'Google For India' programme, the company announced five new launches including Google Station, YouTube Go, Google Assistant in Hindi, Google Play in low bandwidth (2G) and new Chrome browser that can used to save web pages of contents to view them later. “The Google Play for low bandwidth (2G) is on test phase right now and will soon be launched in India,” Caesar Sengupta, Vice-President, Next Billion Users at Google said here.

He said the company's goal is to help millions of Indians online without much trouble and without banking on being online or with limited data services.

Taking examples from the last year's launch, RailTel, the free Wi-Fi service at Mumbai Central station, the company announced that the service is live in 52 stations now and has 3.5 million users every month. It also has 15,000 users coming for the first time everyday.

The internet search giant that turned 18 today, also shared that its service 'Internet Saathi', which is helping women in villages to learn how to use the internet has trained one-million women over this last one year in 25,000 villages of 10 states.

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Published on September 27, 2016
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