Amazon Launches ‘Lite’ Android Browser

Posted on April 18, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Android with 3 Comments

Amazon has quietly released a new browser for Android devices. The company’s new Android browser is simply called Internet, and it’s targetted towards emerging markets with a large number of cheap Android devices that usually don’t have a ton of storage.

Amazon says Internet comes in at less than 2 megabytes, while Chrome for Android comes in at more than 100 megabytes. Functionality wise, though, Internet is obviously way more limited. It includes a simple homepage with trending news, tab previews, a private browsing mode, and that’s about it. The browser is only available to users in India at the moment, and the app listing is curated for Amazon’s Indian audience with a focus on cricket and entertainment, reports TechCrunch.

It’s still unclear whether Amazon will bring Internet to more countries, but this is a solid start. The browser interestingly isn’t under Amazon’s existing Silk browser brand, though it follows the recent trend of ultralight apps for cheap Android devices that started with Android Go.

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