search wikipediaHave you surfed the net on your phone and come across a word, place, or person you’re not familiar with? We’re sure most of us have, and what we tend to do then is to do another search to find out what it is about. However the good news is that if you’re an Android user, your search process has been made a lot faster.

Wikipedia has recently updated its Android app and what they have done with the update is include a “Search Wikipedia” function to Android. This function will not be limited to the Wikipedia app, but it will apply to any app that you use whenever you highlight a selection of text, as you can see in the screenshot above.

What this means is that instead of having to open a new browser window to start searching for that band, artist, celebrity whose name you have come across, this function will search Wikipedia for you thus saving you a bit of time in the process. This functionality was actually rolled out as part of a beta earlier this week, but it looks like its final version is now available to the masses.

There is also obviously a bunch of other changes and bug fixes included in the update, so if you haven’t done so already, head on over to the Google Play Store to get your hands on the latest version of the app.

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