Google Android search app will keep trying your searches when your internet connection is poor

Don't you hate it when your phone loses its internet connection and you can't search for something on Google? Well, Google's latest Android app makes that experience a lot better.

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Google announced that the new version of the Google Android search app will work better for you when you are in a poor internet connection area. Now, if you do a search using the app and your internet connection drops, Google will keep trying until the internet connection returns. Then, Google will show you a notification that the app was able to find the search results for your query.

When you first do the query, you will get a notification that your device is offline but Google will let you know when it comes back online. When it does come back online, a new notification will tell you that your search results are ready for viewing. You click on that notification and the search results load.

Here is a GIF of it in action:


Google added that this does not impact your data charges or battery life on your device.

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Barry Schwartz
Barry Schwartz is a Contributing Editor to Search Engine Land and a member of the programming team for SMX events. He owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on Twitter here.

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