Amazon’s New Browser Brings Cloud to a Whole New Level!!
Amazon had some big news today with a whole family of new Kindle hardware to unveil. One of the things being overlooked by some is their new web browser named Silk. Amazon has built this browser from the ground up just for use with any and all current and future Kindle tablets. So what makes Silk special? Read on to find out.
Normally when you are surfing the internet and decide to view a webpage. You select it through your web browser and click your mouse. Now your web browser engine goes to work handling scripts, cookies, plug-ins, retrieving documents, and rendering graphics. Its a lot of work and its something we tend to take for granted nowadays. Amazon took a step back and said how can we make this experience swifter and smoother for the end-user? Their answer is the Silk browser. Silk works differently using a “split browser” approach. Let’s say AndroRev is a website you are visiting. Your request to view www.androrev.com is sent through Amazon’s EC2(Elastic Compute Cloud) to be processed. The Cloud receives your request and puts the power of Amazon’s extensive servers to work rendering your webpage for the complicated parts of the webpage. A lot of things are also stored in the cloud such as the logo for the site so it will load even quicker. In addition to the cloud working for you Silk itself as a stand alone browser is not slouch with support for Java, Flash, and HTML5. Basically your Kindle tablet will do the work twice as fast as well as storing the complex parts of frequently visited sites in the cloud so you will just be able to pull them up as quickly as you request them! Here is a video letting the Amazon guys explain Silk to you but it looks to be very cool and I for one can’t wait to see it in action!
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