Thursday
April 19
2018

Amazon’s Internet is a new lightweight browser app for emerging markets

By Lulu Chang

Currently, it’s available exclusively in India, and requires devices to be running Android 5.0 or later. Like many other “lite” apps (think Facebook Lite, YouTube Go, and others), Internet takes up very little space — less than 2MB. Compare that to Chrome, which takes up 21MB of space, or Firefox, which requires 19.9MB, according to a report from appFigures. The extremely pared down nature of the app gives users plenty of extra space to complete downloads, which might otherwise be costly and extremely time consuming.

Photo courtesy of Kārlis Dambrāns.

Source: Digital Trends (link opens in a new window)

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Technology
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Amazon, emerging markets, Internet, mobile applications, mobile phones, mobile technology