Microbrowser

Updated: 01/31/2019 by Computer Hope
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A microbrowser, also called a mobile browser or wireless Internet browser, is a web browser designed to be used on a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. It functions much like a traditional web browser, but is optimized for viewing pages on a small screen, and to operate efficiently with limited memory and processing power.

The first microbrowser was called PocketWeb, and it was created in 1994 for Apple's Newton PDA. The first commercial microbrowser, released in 1996, was called NetHopper.

Examples of microbrowsers

Below is a list of microbrowsers available today.

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