We couldn't give you an exact number but there are quite a few browsers for Android out there beyond Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Microsoft Edge. There are all kinds of them, some are really good and others aren't even worth it. But now Amazon has joined in with its own web browser for smartphones and tablets and a name that tells us what it's all about: Internet: fast, lite, and private.
A fast and lightweight browser that puts the stress on our privacy
But does it do what it says? Well, if you download its APK you'll see that it's definitely lightweight. Just over 2 MB to offer us a browser with a clean interface, without any kind of distraction. And it looks like its size won't change too much because, according to its developers, the updates are going to be very similar so you can even download them if you're not on a WiFi network.
On the other hand, the browsing is private by default so that none of your browsing data are stored on your device. Another noteworthy aspect is the page loading speed, much higher than average.
Faster and more private browsing by default.
These are the main features and functions of Amazon's browser for Android:
- Small-sized application.
- Petition for permissions to gather user data.
- Private browsing that doesn't store any data on the phone.
- News on the home screen so you're always up to date even if you don't want to be.
- Preview of open tabs to go straight to the contents you're interested in.
If you're fed up with the same old browser and you want to try out an alternative to Google Chome or something different to Firefox, try out this lightweight and fast Amazon browser.