Here in the US most of us are constantly bathing in glorious LTE, or at the very least, 3G data connections. That’s not the case everywhere on the globe. S what do people do in those areas when they want to browse the web? Right now there isn’t much they can do, but an upcoming Android app aims to fix that.
Cosmos Browser is a project that will allow users to browse the web via SMS text messages. That sounds pretty crazy, but it’s actually very feasible. Here’s how it works: you go to a web page which sends a SMS request to the Cosmos backend. They then get the source of the website and send it back to you in a compressed package. The page won’t look pretty, but you should be able to view the essentials.
As crazy as this sounds it has actually already been done. An app called Smozzy Beta is available in the Play Store right now, and it does basically the same thing (if you’re on T-Mobile). Apps like Smozzy and Cosmos could be huge on Android One devices. Cosmos is expected to launch at the end of this month.