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Amazon's Silk browser gets new features and a refreshed UI

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Amazon's Silk browser gets new features and a refreshed UI
Amazon's own Silk browser is receiving a major update that refreshes the UI of the software which is found pre-installed on the Kindle Fire line of tablets. Among the improvements, a new tutorial loads the first time that you use the Silk browser. Once the tutorial is over, you'll see a new list of the most visited sites along with an empty URL bar, just asking for you to try out the browser. A study done by Amazon found that the list of your most visited sites and direct URL entry were among the most used navigation methods on the old version of Silk.

An easier-to-find "Reading View" takes out excess parts of a web page to make it easier to read. Unnecessary images and clutter are stripped away, leaving you with the important content to view. The update also improves the browser controls and tabs, making it easier to navigate on your tablet. Tabs now have rounded corners so that you can tell when one ends and another one begins. And the new Silk app takes some of the menu options that were scattered throughout the browser, and places them on a left-side panel.

Check out the slideshow below to see some of the changes which should be coming to the Silk browser on your Amazon Kindle Fire via an update, soon.

 

source: Amazon via AndroidCentral

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posted on 15 Aug 2013, 03:03 2

1. roscuthiii (Posts: 1720; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Not a big fan of the most visited sites navigation... I mean, who really wants to pick up my tablet and be bombarded with All-Anal BBW Midget BDSM sites?

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 03:56 4

2. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 270; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


I didn't even know Amazon had its own Web browser.

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 10:48

3. kindlefireowner (Posts: 311; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I hate the Silk browser. I sideloaded and use Opera, Dolphin, and Firefox on my Kindle. I wish Amazon would add more browser choices.

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