Amazon recently launched its Kindle Lite app which was a India-first app aimed at avid readers with minimal storage and data usage. Amazon has quietly launched its new Android lite web browser called “Internet: fast, lite, and private”.
The browser has a homepage that has speed dial tab with webpage shorcuts to Amazon, Facebook, Bookmyshow, Twitter and etc. There’s also news section below the speed dial tab which updates the trending news headlines. The browser also displays cricket and entertainment news from top sources on the home page.
As the name suggests, the browser allows private browsing without saving any of your internet data on the browser. The browser doesn’t store your internet history, but it lets you download files from the internet.
The Amazon’s Internet app is just 2 MB in size, while the other lite/mini browsers such as Firefox focus and opera mini are a 3 MB and 7.2 MB download, respectively. The app is built to provide access to internet in areas with limited connectivity.
As for the compatibility and availability, the app is available only to users running Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher devices and are located in India, as of now. The Internet browser from Amazon is designed to work on 2G and 3G networks with limited network connectivity. The browser is available on Google Playstore and can be downloaded from here.