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Amazon’s Android tablet to use the new cloud-accelerated Silk browser

The critical nature of speed

Available exclusively on the Amazon Kindle Fire Android tablet, set to ship on November 16th, the Silk browser as discussed above is a complete redesign of how a browser works, and a concept likely to be replicated across the board in coming years.

By cutting load times by communicating with the cloud, websites may now actually function as their developers designed them to, making for a better consumer experience, especially as the slower a site loads, the faster a consumer leaves. What strikes us about this video is the predictive technology Silk uses, using the example of the New York Times’ Business Page, a move that could streamline web browsing, especially for news junkies.

The fattest pipe to the internet

The Amazon engineers note that the browser is named Silk because “a thread of silk is an invisible yet incredibly strong connection between two different things,” in this case the strong connection between browser and cloud. The engineers also note that they have the fattest pipe to the internet which is a huge advantage for their browser and ultimately for the device.

There is no word as to plans on launching Silk for other tablet devices or smartphone, but by having a better understanding of how these devices communicate with the web and how redirecting this pathway to the cloud can massively speed up web browsing, a demand that consumers are placing not only on devices, but on website and app providers.

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Tara Steele is the News Director at The American Genius, covering entrepreneur, real estate, technology news and everything in between. If you'd like to reach Tara with a question, comment, press release or hot news tip, simply click the link below.


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