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Amazon has stealthily launched lightweight Android web browser for India

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Amazon has silently launched a lightweight Android web browser app for India. The web browser has a rather generic name, "Internet: fast, lite and private" and can be downloaded from Google Play. As vanilla and boring, that name might sound there is a possibility that it was chosen deliberately to be that way. This might be done so to enable the browser to show up even when people type in generic search terms when they are looking to download a browser from the Google Play Store. Techcrunch which covered the story first reports that the app first appeared on the Play Store in March, and has fewer than 1,000 downloads (the exact numbers unknown but the Play Store mentions that the app has over 100+ downloads). Like most lightweight apps, the new browser is a small download — it’s less…

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