Amazon now has an Android web browser app that’s designed to use minimal storage and data. It’s called… Internet.
The app has been sitting unspotted in the Google Play app store since March. Amazon hasn’t publicly announced its launch, which was reported by TechCrunch. It’s currently only available to users located in India and runs on Android 5.0 and higher devices.
The app offers a web browser that supports private tabs that don’t save browser history and it has a homepage that shows cricket news and more general headlines for its users.
Internet is reminiscent of Facebook Lite, YouTube Go, or Gmail Go, all apps that companies launched as slimmer versions of the original mobile versions.
They provide the same basic features as the full apps but typically take up less space and are optimized for spotty network connections.
As US tech giants expand and see increasing adoption from users in developed countries, they also look for opportunities to reach emerging markets that may not yet have access to high-speed internet.
We’ve reached out to Amazon for more information.
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Spring cleaning is upon us, which means that now is the perfect time for a tech refresh. If your phone is ready for an upgrade, you’ve got some good options this week. Verizon is taking 50 percent off new phones like the iPhone X and Galaxy S9 when you trade in an eligible phone. If you’re looking for an unlocked, mid-priced phone, the Huawei Mate SE is still at its introductory price of £229.99 (£249.99 MSRP) at most retailers including Walmart, B&H, and Newegg.
You’ll probably want to listen to music while you clean, which means if you don’t have a portable speaker it’s a good time to pick one up.
There are some killer deals running on both speakers and smart home devices right now — the Echo Spot is a little bit of both. The smallest Amazon device with a built-in screen usually retails for £129.99 but you can grab it for £20 off through 12:00 AM PST on Sunday, April 8, which is the second lowest price we’ve seen on it. While you’re at it, you can pick up an Alexa-compatible smart thermostat, the Ecobee3 Lite, at a 25 percent discount.
The Eufy Genie smart speaker, also compatible with Alexa devices, is on sale for £19.99 (usually £34.99).
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