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Google's iOS app revs up to high speeds, thanks to Accelerated Mobile Pages

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And it comes packed with other goodies, too, including new Google Now cards and keyboard shortcuts for iOS users.

AMP is a Google-led effort to reduce webpage overhead with better code and faster servers, which means that webpages load much faster.

On average, Google claims these pages load four times faster and use 10 times less data than equivalent non-AMP pages.

The updated Google app on iOS will highlight AMP content with a rotating carousel within the Google News section, and denote AMP in search results with a lightning bolt icon next to links.

Highlights from top playoff games and major sporting events like the summer Olympics play right within the app.

Search for a nearby restaurant or post office, for example, and Google will graph the business s busiest hours, a feature that was previously somewhat hidden.

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