Google for Nigeria is an event by Google where it announces products and programs targeted at people living in Nigeria to help them access the internet better. This year’s edition is the second Google for Nigeria event and like it’s predecessor brought so many programs and products from Google to Nigeria including:
1. Google Station: high-quality Wi-Fi hotspots across Nigeria
Today, we’re announcing Google Station for Nigeria: 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.
You can now have access to free WiFi in these 5 locations listed below whenever you see this WiFi image
Ikeja City Mall
Lekki Landmark Center.
2. Google Go: Listen to webpages read out loud
In April we launched Google Go, an app that makes it easy for people to discover the best of the internet, even on low-RAM smartphones or unstable network connections.
Today, we’re taking this further by announcing a new feature within Google Go that reads webpages out loud and highlights each word so you can follow along. It’s 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.
3. Google Search and Maps: Helping you find what you need
In March, we launched our job search experience in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa and this week, we’re expanding it to another 32 countries in Africa. In Nigeria, we’re also launching 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. Jollof anyone?
4. YouTube Go: More control over downloaded videos
A year ago we introduced 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.
We’ve heard from people that they’d like to browse downloaded YouTube Go videos right from their gallery. So later this year, you’ll be able to do just that. With the launch of the .yt video file, your downloaded YouTube Go videos will behave more like files, enabling you to also share videos via various apps or delete them in bulk. One tap on the video and it automatically plays back within YouTube Go.
Google Street View Will Be Going Live In The Following Cities
Google street view will be extended to 7 new states in Nigeria including the rest of Lagos
The most searched for items on Google Nigeria in 2018 so far?
World cup fixtures
Prepare banga soup
Who’s the richest musician in Nigeria
How to dance shaku shaku
How to tie gele