Google is server-side testing a new "Recent" tab, "Offline Search," and a Lite mode in the Google app.
First, tapping the new "Recent" option in the navigation drawer will open a horizontal-scrolling list of all your recent searches with large thumbnails for each search result page. Thanks to the large thumbnails, you can quickly and easily check out an answer if it's there, or you can tap the thumbnail to perform the search again. In addition, search results where you have viewed multiple pages are grouped together with a blue page indicator to identify how many pages have been grouped.
Second, Google has added a new "Offline Search" option for situations where your connection is spotty or are offline. How does it work? With the "Offline Search" option toggled on in settings, Google will perform searches that have previously failed (once you have a better connection) in the background, and will notify you when the results are ready. You can also manage your pending searches in the new "Manage searches" section in the navigation drawer.
Third, the "Lite Mode" option that appears in the navigation drawer is a pretty handy feature for people who are on a slow connection. "Lite Mode" will strip out nonessential content from pages and keep the important parts so that pages use less data and load faster. Tapping the "Lite Mode" option on the navigation drawer will open up the feature's settings and allow you to configure "Lite Mode" to your liking. Once inside "Lite Mode" settings, you will be able to choose from three options: "On" (Always use Lite mode to save data), "Automatic" (Use Lite mode only when a slow connection is detected), or "Off" (Don't use Lite Mode).#Android #Google