Amazon’s ‘Internet’ is a low-resource web browser for Android
Amazon has quietly launched a new web browser ‘Internet’ for Android devices. It is a basic web browser for budget phones and promises to consume less resources than other browsers available.
Internet is less than 2 MB in size and comes with all those features you would like to have in a web browser. The home page shows links to most visited website along with updates of news, cricket, and entertainment.
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Like other browsers, it also offers tab browsing and private browsing. It also offers full screen browsing to get more space of reading. Amazon even promises to offer new features via regular updates. It also claims that updates will be too small to download even with mobile data plan.
Lite version apps is now a trend to offer small size apps in countries like India where entry level devices with low storage are still popular. If you compare the size of Internet with other browsers, size of Chrome app is 21 MB, Size of Edge is 54.5 MB and Firefox apps’ size is 19.9 MB.
This new browser is currently available in India and supports Android devices running on Android 5.0 or higher. I tried to install it in my Android devices but I failed as it keeps showing “Your device isn’t compatible with this version.”
Play store listing shows last updated date “March 20,2018” but it was not officially announced. Number of installs are also not much as people didn’t know it existed. Still, the app has over 20 reviews and 4.2 rating in Play Store.
If you also have an entry level device, you can try this browser to see if it works fine on your phone.