Google Go, the lightest version of the Google app that occupies the least memory space and consumes less data, has been released for download from the Play Store worldwide. So far, the tool was only available on Android phones from some emerging countries. In Brazil, the app has been in operation since 2018, but the worldwide release brought as a novelty the incorporation of Google Lens, which has translation of texts read with the camera, and a feature that lets you read Internet pages aloud using artificial intelligence.
Check out the tutorial below on how to use the new Google Go features. The app is available for download on all devices running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher, taking up just over 7 MB of memory, depending on your device.
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Google Go released on Android phones worldwide Photo: Playback / Google
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Step 1. Open Google Go and tap "Lens". Then point the camera at any foreign-language printed text and capture a photo;
Capture an image with Google Go using the Lens tool Foto: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 2. Tap "Translate" to see the translation of the words;
Google Lens embedded in Google Go translates written words into images Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 3. Tap "Listen" to hear what is written. If you want to do a search on the text, tap the word and choose "Search."
You can hear a word pronounced or search for a term by Lens within Google Go Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
How to use reading aloud
Step 1. Do a search and open a web page through Google Go. Then click on the "Play" icon located in the bottom menu. Reading starts immediately.
Google Go searches the Internet using less mobile data and reads text aloud Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 2. If you want to change the reading speed, tap "Speed" you can choose from three levels. You can tap the text to trigger the menu to pause reading, and advance or rewind to a specific point.
Google Go Reads website text aloud and lets you control playback Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
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