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Cosmos Browser Uses SMS To Provide Web Access Without Wi-Fi Or Mobile Broadband

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    Cosmos Browser uses SMS to provide web access without Wi-Fi or mobile broadband — Tech News and Analysis (click for full article)

    by Kevin C. Tofel - Sept. 11, 2014

    -- In regions without mobile broadband, or where it’s still too expensive to have a data plan, other ways to connect to the web are always welcome.

    Say hello to Cosmos Browser, which provides web access using SMS so that you can view web pages without using Wi-Fi or even a lowly 2G network. Using Cosmos on Android, you enter a web address which is sent to back-end servers through a text message. The servers strip out CSS and JavaScript from the content at that URL, compress the information and sends it back via SMS. The host app then decompresses the site info and renders the HTML. Clever!
     

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