First web browser for India launched

A Bangalore based software start up, has launched a browser targeted at Indian audiences.

Updated: Jul 16, 2010, 00:24 AM IST

Bangalore: Hidden Reflex, a Bangalore based
software start up, has launched a browser targeted at Indian
audiences: Epic.

The browser has been created by a team of Indian engineers
on the open-source Mozilla platform, it said in a statement.
Any internet user can now download the browser for free by
logging onto the website www.epicbrowser.com.

"Epic provides a uniquely Indian browsing experience. Epic’s
India sidebar supports Indian content by providing users
access to the latest national and regional news from popular
publications, live television channels, videos, stock quotes,
live cricket scores, top music albums, and local events", it
said.

Users can choose from 1500+ customized Indian themes and wallpapers ranging from freedom fighters to famous Bollywood and regional film stars. Writing in Indian languages is supported throughout Epic.Users can instantly write in Indian languages on any webpage or in Write, Epic’s free built-in word processor.

Twelve Indian languages are currently
supported, the statement said.

Free antivirus scanning and healing is built into Epic,
while another security measure warns users when they’re about
to visit potentially dangerous websites.

-PTI