Amazon Brings India Focussed Lite Web Browser, Internet

Amazon launches a 'lite' Android web browser app in India

Internet: fast, lite, and private - Apps on Google Play

Only those in India can download the app which can run on at least Android 5.0 devices.

Just like other browsers, Internet browser comes with a customized homepage that offers an integrated section for trending news of the day. That's surprisingly "lite" (light) when compared to other browsers, including Edge (54.5Mb), Google Chrome (21Mb), Mozilla Firefox (19.9Mb) and Opera (14.7Mb).

The browser's Google Play description also notes that it's "private", as it doesn't ask for extra permissions or collect private data like other browsers do. You can open multiple tabs and also use private browsing to not save your browsing history. We were unable to find the app on Play Store, even from devices running Android 7.0 and above. In the past, Facebook and LinkedIn has also rolled out the Lite version of their apps.

★ Browse confidently knowing that the Internet app is private. Also, as the app is now only available for Indian users, the home page of the app shows cricket news, as the countrymen are huge fans of the sport and also shows general headlines. The users will be able to see the news and will also be getting live preview and automatic fullscreen mode. The URL for the Play Store listing suggests the codename for the browser is Garuda, who in Hindu mythology is considered to be the god of flight (he's also associated with speed, which is what Amazon is going for here). While the latter is not available in India, the availability of the former one is just one odd difference.

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With the launch of Kindle Lite and now a lightweight browser, Amazon is expanding its ecosystem efforts in India.

Notably, the Internet Lite web browser app isn't the only "lite" app from Amazon.

At the moment, the browser is only available in India, actually, the browser has been available in the Play Store since March, only left unnoticed as the company never made any statement regarding its entry into the browser market. Google launched its lite apps under the Go suite of apps which include the Google Go, Google Maps, Google Assistant Go, Files Go and YouTube Go which are available on PlayStore for all to download.

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