Google iOS App Gets Speed Bump, Sports Highlights


Google is giving its iOS app a major speed and sports boost.

The Web giant on Friday announced that it has cut down load times and updated the app with sports highlights.

Now, every time you open the app or run a search, "everything will load just a bit quicker," Vice President of Product Management Tamar Yehoshua wrote in a blog post. "Whether you can notice the difference or not, these small improvements will save app users a combined 6.5 million hours this year."

Articles should also load faster than ever. Google is bringing Accelerated Mobile Pages to its iOS app so "news articles from a vast array of publishers will load instantly for your reading pleasure," Yehoshua wrote. Keep an eye out for the lightning bolt and "AMP" next to articles in the "Top Stories" section of your search results for quicker access to stories.

Finally, Google is making it easier to keep track of sports events like the NBA and NHL playoffs, and the upcoming Olympics. You can now watch sports highlights right in your Now cards. When you get a card with a sports highlight, just tap the play button watch it right from the app.

"Whether you're searching for news from around the world or video playbacks from your favorite sports team, the Google app's got you covered, faster," Yehoshua wrote.

Meanwhile on the Google app front, the Web giant recently brought its search feature right to your iPhone keyboard with a new iOS app called Gboard. The app lets you search and send information, emoji, and GIFs right from your keyboard and works in any app, so you can use it anywhere on your phone.

0 Comment

Leave a Reply

Captcha image


  • 5300c769af79e

    DEAL: Amazon Prime Membership Only $79 Today, Down From $99

    It’s the holidays and if you aren’t doing a bit of your shopping on Amazon, you might doing it wrong.For today only, you can grab an Amazon Prime membership for just $79, down from its usual price of $99.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Machine Learning: A Higher Level of Automation

    Download Machine learning has become a buzzword in the industry - but in reality, it is hard to get it working properly, at scale.This white paper discusses why automation is critical to the new phase in cyber defense, and how unsupervised machine learning is transforming the challenge of detecting subtle signs of compromise.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Google Introduces Jeremy Scott Designed Live Case for Pixel and Nexus

    With that in mind, you shouldn’t be surprised to know that his Live Case is very much like everything he designs.Along with the case, Google is offering up a sticker pack from Jeremy Scott that can be used in Allo.
  • 5300c769af79e

    The Forrester Wave: Identity Management and Governance

    Download In Forrester's 17-criteria evaluation of identity and governance providers, they identified the nine most significant ones -- CA Technologies, Courion, Dell, IBM, Micro Focus (NetIQ), Oracle, RSA, SailPoint, and SAP -- and researched, analyzed, and scored them.This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk professionals make the right choice for managing and governing user access.