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Amazon's Silk web browser is ported over to other Android devices

Amazon's Silk web browser is ported over to other Android devices
Although it’s not the first time we’ve seen compression based web browsers, Amazon’s Silk browser on its Kindle Fire has seemingly proven itself to be a worthy option when compared to the elites. With its rise to popularity, seeing that the Kindle Fire has been selling very well, hackers are paying very close attention to the Silk web browser.

With that in mind, one xda-developers member has somehow managed to port over the web browser to other Android devices – though, the full listing of compatible devices are not yet disclosed. Nevertheless, the process in getting the Silk browser is relatively streamlined, seeing that you’ll only need to download a package and do some minor tinkering before it’s completely installed.

One of the beauties about the Silk browser, as we know, is that it relies on Amazon’s cloud-based servers to help process the loading of web sites – thus, resulting in lower data consumption. It may not matter all that much for those Android users who are on an unlimited data plan of some sort, but if you’re on a small cap, its compression process will surely save you some precious data each month.

Of course, there are other alternative browser out there that offer the same thing – like the venerable Opera browser.

source: xda-developers via Electronista

Related phones

Kindle Fire
  • Display 7.0 inches
    600 x 1024 pixels
  • Hardware TI OMAP4
    0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB,
  • OS Android 2.3


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