Online retail giant Amazon has launched an Android-based mobile browser with limited availability in an apparent bid to take on Google in the Internet game. The new product ‘Internet’ is a 2MB browser that currently works only on limited Android devices. On Android Playstore, the app had only 100+ downloads at the time of writing this article, which indicates that Amazon is still testing it with limited number of users.
“I’ll be worried about downloading the app because Amazon has a thriving advertising business with crawlers built in. This browser will only help them gather more data from non-Amazon customers and help target them accordingly,” said Sanchit Gogia, CEO at Greyhound Research.
“…market doesn’t need a new browser especially when Facebook etc., are facing heat over data collection. At this time, launching an app whose value proposition is data collection could be the worst move ever,” Gogia said.
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Sanchit Vir Gogia: Sanchit is the Chief Analyst, Founder & CEO of Greyhound Research, an award-winning global research & advisory firm. To read more about him, click here.
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