The browser field for Android already has several and strong competitors such as Opera and Firefox, to name a few. Today he won another, launched by a company which is not exactly known for creating browsers: Yahoo. The launch took place last April 23, but probably the language barrier (perhaps the lack of relevance too) just now this announcement began to appear in the West web.
Called Yahoo! Browser, the browser comes with a home screen with preloaded sites, lateral semicircular menu, voice recognition, widget to the home page and the ability to save pages for later reading. Obviously the browser’s search engine is Yahoo and there are also displayed the company’s ads, which is the form of company to steal a few dollars Google. It is available for free download only in store for Yahoo Android in Japanese land.
This release was not abruptly. According to the ranking of Alexa, Yahoo Japan homepage is one of the most accessible in the country and the company’s Japanese arm had a profit of $ 1.15 billion in the last fiscal year. So an investment in this sector was already to be expected, especially with 20% of total views to the portal starting from mobile devices.
The idea of getting a higher profit in Japan is certainly related to the latest internal problems of the company, with cutting staff around the world and the possible restructuring or cancellation of several of its services.
So it is natural that Yahoo! seeks alternatives to be able to increase profit. Even though this profit depends, ironically, the mobile platform of its main competitor.
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