Cosmos Browser now available for Android, lets you surf web without a data connection


Cosmos Browser Beta

It was almost 2 weeks ago we told you guys about a web browser making its way to Android that would allow users to browse the web without a data connection. Dubbed Cosmos Browser, the app is now officially available on the Google Play Store albeit, still in its very early stages of development. Still, you should be able to browse the web in a very limited fashion.

How the app works is by sending an SMS messages to Cosmo’s backend, at which point it will find the source website strip it down to its bare bones HTML package, then send a zip file back over to your phone. After that, Cosmos will intercept the package, and display it for you inside the app. Sorry, folks. If you’re looking to get your jollies off, you’re going to have to get your Android porn elsewhere. No pictures here.

For all those with data caps (or no data plans) dying to give it a shot, you can find Cosmos Browser via the Play Store link below.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Very interesting idea… might have to try it just because.

  2. This process sounds painfully inconvenient and slow.

    1. You’re missing the point of it.

  3. Now Verizon will take away unlimited text messages haha

    1. I wouldn’t put it past the company. They’re the Comcast, Apple and Wal-Mart of cellular service providers all rolled into one.

  4. Looks like it’s not currently on the play store, and I can’t find the APK.

  5. Yeah looks like the app has been pulled from the Play Store already.

  6. I’m going to develop an app that downloads the Internet!

  7. it was also pulled from the “Playboard” link that was in the above post.

  8. What happened to it??? Time for Phandroid to do some sleuthing!

  9. Bad links?…or was it pulled for being too awesome??!

  10. From their FB page: “Hey guys! We’re exploring options for continuing funding as we have run dry. In the meantime, we’ve unfortunately had to mute the server, and are temporarily pulling the app from the Play Store. “

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