Android: When your phone loses service, Google search becomes useless. The company wants to fix that. Now, if you make a search while you’re away from an internet connection, your phone will save the search and try again when you regain service.
Google’s rolling out this new feature as part of the updates to the Google app on Android phones. It promises that saving the searches for later won’t impact battery life and offline searches will pull “streamlined search results pages” that have a minimal impact on battery usage. Of course, none of this actually helps you until you get back to a service area, but at least you won’t have to keep fumbling around trying your search over and over again until it works.