Android developers have come up with a way to use SMS text messages to bring Internet access to far-flung corners of the world that are unable to access Wi-Fi or 4G mobile broadband connections.
Cosmos Browser was uploaded to GitHub with the purpose of using SMS text messages to find web content and display it to users in a simplified fashion.
"We want this to be a way for people to get information when they're in dire need of it," said Rohith Varanasi, the developer that provided the majority of Cosmos’ back-end, according to Fast Company.
Cosmos plans to use Node.js to compress and re-encode a page’s content into something that can then be transferred to a user through an SMS text message.
The information delivered from the off is basic, however, Varanasi is working on including images in the future and the plan is to have Cosmos launch before the end of the month.