Play store listing shows last updated date "March 20,2018" but it was not officially announced.
The "Internet" is actually a web browser for Android. Amazon also puts its web browser as "lighter than the competition" and accordingly promises more storage for users to download videos and music. When you first open the browser, you are greeted with eight quick links on the top half of the page followed by Trending News on the bottom. It now has only a few 100 something downloads not even reaching the 1000 mark.
The app also lays emphasis on the privacy aspect, which is no wonder with the Cambridge Analytica scandal still fresh on everyone's minds. It's probably due to the fact that the app is only compatible with select smartphones. We tried downloading this app on Honor 7X, Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and OnePlus 5 but we couldn't. Internet app size is nearly less than 2mb, which is similar to Google Go Edition apps or Facebook lite version apps that possess lesser file size.
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Other options available in the settings menu include the "Save form inputs", "Clear browsing data", "Send feedback", and "Check for update" in addition to the version of the app, operating system and the button to check the legal information about the browser. The word "Private" highlights that Amazon shall not involve in collecting data from users like other browsers do and also not ask for any permissions. According to Amazon, browsed data on private tabs won't be tracked or collected, for it isn't recorded on the device. Similarly, popular web browsers like Google Chrome, Safari and Mozilla Firefox also offer private browsing.
It's interesting to see Amazon branching out from its traditional market of e-commerce apps and Alexa to more mainstream apps like a browser. The company already distribute a Kindle Lite app in India.
Selective compatibility and discreet launching have kept the current download rate of the app at about a few hundreds only, let alone reach a thousand-mark. The lite version offers Kindle features like personalised recommendations, eBook syncing across devices, free eBook samples, and titles in English as well as regional languages.