Amazon has this week rolled out a new update to its Amazon Silk web browser which brings with it a totally new look for users to enjoy together with a number of new features and enhancements as well as the obligatory performance tweaks and bug fixes.
As well as new features for existing users Amazon has also added a new features for Amazon Silk first time users and launches with a brief tutorial to explain how the Amazon Silk navigation and features are laid out using an overlay presentation.
One of the biggest changes within the latest update is the new start page within Amazon Silk, which Amazon has redesigned thanks mainly to feedback for users. The new start page now highlights “Most Visited” links and direct URL entry using the Trending section, Bookmarks, and History section off to the side. Amazon explains a little more about the workings of their Amazon Silk Browser:
“Amazon Silk is a next-generation web browser available only on Kindle Fire. Built on a split architecture that divides processing between the client and the Amazon cloud, Silk is designed to create a faster, more responsive mobile browsing experience.
Unlike other browsers, Amazon Silk has the vast capacity of Amazon Web Services (AWS) behind it. Using AWS, Silk analyzes aggregate web traffic patterns, preprocesses pages, and applies predictive algorithms to determine the fastest way to deliver content to the device.”
Amazon is now rolling out their latest Amazon Silk web browser which has been released for download and comes with a Silk Developer Guide for those of you that are interested in creating new features or understanding its workings.
Source: Tech Crunch