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This Android app lets you browse sites without data connection

Cosmos is a web browser for smartphones and tablets that lets its users browse online without having the need for data connection. It’s currently available only for Android and is now downloadable on Google Play Store.

Update: The app is currently unavailable from the Play Store. Maybe the company pulled it out for last minute changes before it becomes available (again)? We’ll update this article once we get new info.


The premise of Cosmos is simple – it sends an SMS message to the company’s system that locates the source website and converts it into an HTML package. It will then send a zip file back to your phone in which case Cosmos will unzip it and display it on the browser for you to view. As you’re browsing the web for free, do expect some limitations: With Cosmos, photos (and most likely videos) wouldn’t be included in the zipped package. Although quite limiting, it’s an understandable trade-off if you ask us.

The browser is still in its early stage of development so it’s possible that we may still see a better version in the future. Partner this with Smart’s free 30MB of data or Globe’s free Facebook promo and you’re pretty much online for the day without having to spend a single centavo.


Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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8 Responses

  1. joe says:

    they already pulled it off from playstore :(

  2. vm says:

    if it sends SMS, then its not free unless its a toll free number or you already have say a postpaid plan with unlimted texts

  3. bangkalog says:

    @vm read carefully :)

  4. rockz says:

    Anyone who would like to test this app, feel free to download it from my onedrive. Warning lang, it may send an international sms kaya sa mga naka postpaid jan warning lang heheh ..

    Dl link: http://goo.gl/jQ8S0j

  5. TacticalNinja says:

    Okay to for non media browsing gaya ng mga wiki search, or mga text based sites. Maganda pang emergency since ang coverage ng 3G/LTE ay medyo limited, pwede to gumana for as long as pwede ka makasend ng text.

  6. William C says:

    “it will send a zip file back…”

    You will still need a data plan to download the zip file, right? Or am I missing something?

    In the end, mas mura pa siguro 5 pesos per 15 minutes plan.

    • charles says:

      yeah, pano nga marereceived ang zip file via sms? kelangan mo pa din ng data connection if that will be via mms.

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