Amazon's 'Internet' is a low-resource web browser for Android

Amazon's 'Internet' is a low-resource web browser for Android

Amazon's 'Internet' is a low-resource web browser for Android

The app is a web browser for android devices. Judging by the app description on the Play Store and the browser's own homepage, we can conclude that the app is primarily made for users in India. The app is available for download on the Google Play Store and runs on devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher.

Internet is less than 2 MB in size and comes with all those features you would like to have in a web browser. Similarly, popular web browsers like Google Chrome, Safari and Mozilla Firefox also offer private browsing.

If you also have an entry level device, you can try this browser to see if it works fine on your phone. "Prime selection in India now includes more than 40 million local products from third-party sellers, and Prime Video is investing in India original video content in a big way, including two recent premiers and over a dozen new shows in production", he added in the letter.

First spotted by TechCrunch, the feedback email on Google Play points to the home page of Amazon India, which indicates that the app has been developed by Amazon India team. However, that's not the only "Lite" app that Amazon launched in the country. It also offers tab previews and automatically switches to full-screen mode when the phone is turned by 90 degrees. This one of the few "lite" browser apps for Android smartphone which is only 2MB so anyone with a poor data connection can download it without any problem. Google has also rolled out a suite of lightweight mobile apps under the "Go" branding.

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While TechCrunch notes that the browser is available only in India now, it seems that the product could have been built exclusively for users in the country. Others, meanwhile, are available through Google Play for anyone to download, like YouTube Go, Files Go, Google Go, Google Maps and Google Assistant Go. In India, the internet browser app that dominates on mobile is UCWeb, ahead of Google Chrome.

ET reported earlier this year that Amazon has pumped in record capital into its main India unit in FY18, with Amazon Seller Services rceiving Rs 8,150 crore, or about $1.3 billion.

Amazon's lightweight browser is flawless for entry-level devices.

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