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

Published September 28, 2011 — 14:50 UTC