Amazon has just launched a lite internet browser for emerging markets. The app is less than 2MB and is primarily designed for phones that have a 2G data connection or don’t have much internal storage. Amazon is hoping that people download this app instead of other browsers which range from 21MB to 50MB in size and they are also billing it as “private,” as it doesn’t ask for extra permissions or collect private data. The websites you visit are not recorded on your phone.
This is a fully functional web browser so you can visit all of your favorite sites like Good e-Reader. The World Cup is right around the corner so you can checkout all of the big name sites or if you are feeling really frisky making some bets to increase the chances of winning football’s most prized pieces.
This is the second lite app that Amazon has developed in the past few months. The first one was Kindle Lite, which offers a similar set of features as the main Kindle app, including the ability to sync your progress across devices with Whispersync, personalised recommendations, night mode, navigating through the table of contents, and changing font sizes. You can also read books while you are downloading them. This is useful if you have a large collection sitting in the cloud or if you just purchased a new title and want to read it right away.
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