Published on : Jun 22, 2018
Tech giant Google has rolled out chrome in offline mode for Android users in a bid to offer web browsing for everyone everywhere. The offering is for Android users in India, along with 100 more countries to enable browsing the web using Chrome on Android devices regardless of a dedicated Internet connection. In the instance of being connected to a free, unmetered Wi-Fi, the browser will initiate automatic download of relevant content, depending on what content is most popular in the user’s location.
Google further apprised that users signed into Chrome have access to relevant articles depending on browsing history. The content that is downloaded is then available any other time without internet connection.
Google’s latest Feature for Chrome a Step Forward for Offline Viewing of Content
Google’s objective via this offering is to make the web available for everyone, everywhere. Among a slew of offerings of the tech giant, building offline capabilities to automatic data server are to name some to improve web accessibility mainly in NBU markets. Today, when seamless Internet connectivity has become a necessity, difficulties to access the web or loss of complete connectivity for days can be frustrating. Spotty connectivity will enable access to favorite sites, be it for news or latest cricket results.
Earlier in December 2016, Google Chrome for Android was equipped to enable downloading content to be viewed offline. The browser received the feature to download music, videos, and complete webpages. The browser was further enhanced with a dedicated ‘Download Page Later’ feature for added convenience of downloading pages and viewing them offline. The update was complemented with a ‘Download Link’ option that enabled easy downloading of content than its original version.