Google recently announced new feature called google instant pages they are planning to roll out on google chrome beta version, Instant Pages can get the top search result ready in the background while you’re choosing which link to click, saving you yet another two to five seconds on typical searches. Let’s say you’re searching for information about the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, so you search for [dc folklife festival]. As you scan the results deciding which one to choose, Google is already prerendering the top search result for you. That way when you click, the page loads instantly. You can get an idea how it works by watching the video embedded below.
Yes you heard right you will be first able to experience this feature in google chrome and then after some time you can use the google instant feature in Firefox as well with some extension, but the question here arises that does this feature will be really useful for all the users out there, as there are still some users who use a slow speed internet connection in some Asian countries like India which may be running in limited bandwidth connection, so if they don’t click that link which intelligently google chrome has rendered then this feature would result in bandwidth waste for those people, I hope this feature is so intelligent that’s it works for most the users.
Another point which came to my mind is that just in case, if you are already going to click more than one link in the search results, only one of the search result will open fast and the rest will open slow, so there should some more intelligence put into the system that, it does render more than one pages for some queries like find a body tattoo shop in a specific area as there are more chances that you will open more links to check out different tattoo shops. So the feature should not work for all queries, but it makes more meaningful to make it work for specific queries in which the first or the most appropriate result.
[ Source Google Official Blog ]