A great new feature is rolling out to Google Search for Android that will help you be more productive when you are offline. Now when you do a search and you do not have a data connection (LTE or Wi-Fi), Google Search will queue your search queries and will provide the results back to you when a connection is established. The idea is that you don’t have to remember to do that search later. You can do it at the moment, it will queue, and you will get the results once you are back online.
Here is a scenario for you. Let’s say you are on a flight with no Wi-Fi (I know, animalistic but go with me on this) and you are working on a research project. You can do a search while you are in airplane mode and Search will queue it up. You land, take your phone out of airplane mode and you get a notification that your search query has been answer. It saves you time and you don’t have to try to remember to do the search later. Do it at the moment and get the results back when you are back online.
This new offline feature is available in the latest version of the Google Search app for Android. That update is rolling out now but it could be several days before everyone sees it. Once you have it,
the offline functionality is enabled by default so you don’t have to do anything different. Just search when you are offline like you do when you are online and get the results later.