Close  

Amazon quietly releases ‘lite’ mobile browser for Android

/ 09:34 PM April 19, 2018

Image: Google/Amazon Mobile LLC via AFP Relaxnews

Consumer tech website TechCrunch reports that Amazon has discreetly launched a mobile web browser called Internet. This mobile application, aimed at emerging markets, is currently only available for Android and in India.

Compatible with all versions of Android from 5.0 onwards, Internet is billed as a “lite” application, which is a small download (just under 2MB) and isn’t resource-intensive to run. It is mainly aimed at users in emerging markets. In this respect, Amazon is following a route already trodden by Google and Facebook. However, it is still surprising to see the global online retail giant out a mobile web browser.

ADVERTISEMENT

The Internet app displays a news feed on its homepage, notably featuring the latest news, entertainment info and cricket, which is India’s favorite sport. The app also offers private browsing to prevent the collection of browsing data.

For the time being, Amazon appears to be keeping quiet about the launch and its ambitions in the sector. JB

RELATED STORIES:

Microsoft reveals new ‘internet of things’ platform based on custom Linux kernel

Facebook confirms: We collect people’s data beyond social network use

TOPICS: Amazon, Apps, India, Internet, Lite
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
lifestyle

Caviteña gets surprise international pageant assignment

September 21, 2019 07:35 PM

lifestyle

Life Hack: Have healthy friends to be healthy!

September 21, 2019 07:30 PM

lifestyle

5 new kings to be crowned at Misters of Filipinas 2019

September 21, 2019 07:19 PM

globalnation

De Lima hits ‘heartless’ Duterte for refusing foreign aid

September 21, 2019 07:04 PM



© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.