Along with a slew of Kindle devices, Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos also unveiled a new browser made just for Amazon's Kindle Fire device called Silk.
Along with a slew of Kindle devices, Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos also unveiled a new browser made just for Amazon's Kindle Fire device called Silk. Amazon Silk is a new kind of browser, as it is split up into two parts — the browser you see on your tablet, and one part that lives in the cloud.
Amazon is able to drastically cut down load times on webpages thanks to this new technology. How many times have you been sitting and waiting for your tablet or phone to load a webpage and wished that you had a better connection or network? With Amazon Silk, you won't need a better network connection because Amazon's cloud servers are doing most of the heavy lifting — rendering and downloading images, for example — for your device. Jon Jenkins, Amazon's director of software development, puts it best:
Even crazier, the Amazon Silk browser analyzes aggregate user behaviors when browsing the web and can actually predict which webpage you might visit next and start downloading it before you even go there. Amazon used the example of The New York Times in its video, saying that if visitors to The New York Times homepage often visit the business section next, Silk will start downloading the page and optimizing it for your device before you actually need it.
Hear the developers talk about Silk in their own words in a demo video after the break.