Google is updating its search function on Android devices with a new function that pushes results through, even if it the connection disappears. Essentially, it will store the search while waiting for an internet connection to appear.
This works for both search results that fail to show, and searches that were made without a connection. According to Google “search results are saved as soon as they are retrieved, even if you lose connection afterwards or go into airplane mode.”
It generally won’t change anything for most of us, since Google searches are rarely THAT important. We struggle to imagine a situation where this would actually be useful. In fact, it would be more likely that people will end up seeing the results of searches they made days ago and forgot about.
Still, it may be useful to some people. There’s some peace of mind knowing that Google is dedicated to delivering search results even if the local internet connection is less than stable.
Google even addresses the issue of data usage when retrieving the stored search results, and says that it will use a minimal amount. The same goes for battery drain, since the feature works in the background and only deals with Google searches.