Search giant, Google has announced plans to provide free high-speed Wi-Fi facilities in about 200 sites in Lagos, and five other states in Nigeria between now and 2019.
Known as Google Station, a program to provide high-quality, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots in partnership with 21st Century, one of the largest fiber network providers in Nigeria.
Google Station will be rolling out in 200 locations in five cities across Nigeria by the end of 2019, bringing Wi-Fi to millions of people. Sites will include markets, transport hubs, shopping malls, universities and more. Nigeria is the fifth country in which we’re launching Google Station, after India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Mexico.
Below are some of the new Go features to be included:
- Google Go: a new and easier way of using the web and it will be available for billions of pages and in 28 languages in the coming weeks. So whether you’re learning something new, need to have your hands free, or just want to kick back and let your phone do the work, Google can read it for you.
- Google Search and Maps: a new Search experience that allows you to explore health conditions based on symptoms. And our new recipe search experience helps you easily explore options for popular meals when you need them. On Google Maps Go, a navigation feature so that users with low memory phones or unstable network connections can use turn-by-turn directions whether you’re traveling by car, by bus or on foot.
- YouTube Go: designed to improve your experience when watching videos on a slower network, give you control over the amount of data used streaming or saving videos, and to let you share videos with friends nearby.
- Android Go: is a configuration of Android optimized for smartphones with 1GB of RAM memory or less. By enhancing our pre-installed Google apps to take up 50 percent less space, we’ve doubled the amount of available storage on entry-level devices.
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