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This article was published on September 28, 2011

Amazon introduces Silk, its new “split” mobile web browser. Half on device and half in Amazon cloud.

Amazon introduces Silk, its new “split” mobile web browser. Half on device and half in Amazon cloud.
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Amazon has just announced a new mobile browser called Silk, a browser “built for the era of cloud computing”. The browser is built into its new tablet, the Amazon Fire.

The browser’s USP is that it features split-rendering that does the heavy lifting of rendering in the cloud.

According to Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos:

“Silk, as a “split browser,” will take out a lot of the delays in loading a website”

Amazon Silk browser will predict your browsing habits and cache pages in advance. You can view a full FAQ here or watch the video intro below.

http://youtu.be/_u7F_56WhHk

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