Amazon has released a lightweight Internet browser for Android smartphones in India, simply called the Internet. The app itself weighs only about 2 MB and provides an efficient way to search the Internet for devices with limited processing power and available space. The India-focused web browser is already listed in the Google Play Store, with screenshots showing its user interface. The browser's navigation bar is located on the bottom, a design element that has been adopted by countless modern Android apps. A handful of popular local websites and services can be viewed at the top of the home page, including Cricbuzz, BookMyShow, Indiatimes, and MakeMyTrip. Below you will find the latest news from various Indian media, a feature similar to the Google Chrome browser.
These features show that the browser is actually targeted at the Indian market, with the app's email address provided by Amazon.in. Other Internet App features include tab previews and private browsing, which allow users to browse the web without saving part of their browsing history, as well as automatic full screen mode. Interestingly, the app was released a month ago, but could only come to light now. Amazon has developed the app for Android 5.0 Lollipop and above, but it can not be downloaded on devices with newer versions of Android, which now specify incompatibility as the reason for the app's Play Store entry. The description of the app mentions that it is a "private" app that does not require unnecessary permissions to collect private user information. With a weight of 2.4 MB, the web browser has a much smaller footprint than other browsers with a download size of several tens of megabytes.
Many technology giants are pushing for "lite" versions of their core apps. Some time ago, Amazon also released the Kindle Lite app to the Indian market, while Google now offers a whole range of lightweight apps for its core services through its Android Go program such as Maps Go, YouTube Go, Files Go and Gmail Go Other , Facebook has also released "Lite" versions of its Facebook and Messenger apps for Android. Even the Google Play Store has begun recommending the Lite apps on their respective main app pages to encourage the use of these efficient versions.