liwen · Jan 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Amazon Silk Browser Ported To Other Android Phones And Tablets

Amazon’s Silk browser, as used on its Kindle Fire tablet, uses a technique similar to Opera Turbo to route the webpage you want to visit through Amazon’s servers, which have much faster internet access than your typical broadband connection, and compresses them. Combined with intelligent preloading of pages the Amazon cloud thinks you’ll visit next, this should lead to improved browsing speeds in theory – but while there are definitely bandwidth savings, loading times may actually increase, as AnandTech found out.

However, that’s not the point of this post. Forum member TyHi has ported the Silk browser to be usable on other Android devices, as long as they are running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Of course, requiring root, most people have reported this to be working on CM7, with the Galaxy Nexus being a major exception, presumably because it’s running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

So, if you’re curious and want to give Silk a try, and don’t fear Amazon mining your browsing data, head over to the forum thread to give it a shot. For everyone else that’s looking to actually improve their browsing speeds, we’d suggest you to try out Opera Mobile with Turbo turned on, or even Opera Mini.


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Which App Is Most Desperately in Need of an Update?

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