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.