Over the years, the internet has evolved. It is no longer made of plain texts and basic images. These days, it seems ‘multimedia rich is the way to go for most websites and apps developers.
While all these multimedia contents make for a richer online experience, if you are on a slow network or your device is just not as resource-rich. Things will get frustratingly slow and sometimes freeze altogether. These frustrations cause users on slow networks or using less powerful devices to stop further browsing or consumption of such online content.
Obviously, when users desist from further engagement, it means bad business for tech companies such as Google and Facebook. That is what informed Facebook move to out a lighter version of the Facebook mobile app and the Messenger app; as Facebook Lite and Messenger Lite.
Now, Google seems to be following Facebook’s footsteps, if the early leak by Android Police is anything to go by. The publisher says Google is currently testing a new lighter version of the Search app in Asia.