This is a discussion on Amazon Kindle Fire to Come with Amazon Silk Cloud-Accelerated Web-Browser within the Amazon Kindle Fire News forums, part of the Amazon Kindle Fire & Site News category; It appears that Amazon is not content to just jump into the tablet market with just the tablet and its content, but is also including ...
It appears that Amazon is not content to just jump into the tablet market with just the tablet and its content, but is also including its own custom Cloud-accelerated web-browser as well. Amazon's new web-browser that will come with the Kindle Fire, is called "Amazon Silk" and the name is meant to be evocative of an "invisible, yet incredibly strong connection", as well as describe the silky smooth way their browser supposedly surfs the web. Here's a quote from the Engadget article with a few more details,Above is a video demo of "Silk." What do you guys think?...Amazon Silk -- a "split browser" exclusive to the tablet that gets the heavy lifting done on its EC2 cloud servers and promises faster access as a result. Dubbed Silk to represent an "invisible, yet incredibly strong connection", it takes advantage of Amazon's existing speedy connections, and that so many sites are already hosted on its servers to speed up web access. Another feature is its ability to learn from previous web surfers and use their data to determine how to render a page, and which sites to precache on the device before you even select the next link.
The difference for me being, I actually like and use Amazon's services and content.
I know that other browsers will work, so if you don't like going thru Amazon you won't have to. I for one will try it out to see how fast web browsing will be compared to my thrive!
Im wondering if there will be a way to put a different browser on it
I don't know about android but for iOS opera mini was a big success, and those jailbroken could download a tweak, the name escapes me, that changed the default browser to opera, allowing you to almost for safari existed.
I can imagine such a thing for android at some point.
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