Reliance Jio has launched its own web browser called JioPages based on Chromium Blink engine. The Made in India browser comes with a bunch of new features and focuses on web security and privacy. The new browser focuses on data privacy and gives control to users of their information. Reliance has also claimed that when it comes to performance, JioPages performs better than its peers.
Talking about its browser, Reliance said in a statement, “While keeping privacy at the core of the browser, JioPages provides superior performance when compared to its peers. It is built on the powerful Chromium Blink engine, it provides enhanced browsing experience through faster engine migration, best-in-class webpage rendering, faster page loads, efficient media streaming, Emoji domain support, an encrypted connection.”
JioPages comes with support for eight Indian languages: Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarati, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Bengali. Users also have the option of customizing the content feed according to their preferred state. Upon selecting a state, the popular sites of the state start appearing on the screen.
JioPages also allows users to set a customised home screen and select a search engine like Google, Bing, MSN, Yahoo or Duck Duck Go as default. Users can also switch between different themes, including dark mode.
To make accessing preferred websites, users can pin any website in a tab. There is also a new feature called Informative Card that will show key numbers, trends, symbols or headlines in the form of clickable banners. Users can simply tap on these banners and get all relevant information.
Reliance Jio is also introducing ad-blocker by default on JioPages to block unsolicited ads and popups and provide the user with a seamless browsing experience.
There is also a feature that sends notifications based on the user’s customised interests, language, topic and region. Users can also select their preferred state to access information in their regional language. JioPages will automatically categorise downloads according to their file types like image, video, document or pages.
JioPages, like other browsers, also features a private incognito mode. Users can choose to set up a fingerprint scanner and a pin code to access incognito mode.
JioPages can be downloaded from the Play Store, the browser is currently available for android users, at the moment.