Amazon Kindle Fire’s Silk browser hacked for other Android devices

Amazon Kindle Fire’s Silk browser hacked for other Android devicesOne of the Amazon Kindle Fire’s unique selling points – or USPs, if you prefer – is its Silk browser. Amazon Silk utilises cloud-based goodness to make browsing faster. In theory, anyway.

Well, that USP ain’t so unique any more, as the xda-developers community has hacked Amazon Silk and managed to get it running on a number of Android devices.

As always with these things, results have been mixed. There are reports of force closes on the HP TouchPad, for example, and HTC Flyer and Asus Eee Pad Transformer users also report problems.

However, there are thumbs up from the Motorola Atrix, Droid Bionic, Samsung Galaxy Fit, Samsung Galaxy S II and Samsung Galaxy Note, among others.

Amazon provides plenty of technical detail about Amazon Silk over on this FAQ. Some of the blurb is absolutely fantastic. For example: “lightning fast CPUs, expansive memory, and huge network connections allows the performance of Amazon Silk to transcend the capabilities of your local device.”

Or how about: “squeezing the utmost throughput out of your “last mile” connection.”

Great stuff.

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matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 5, 2012 at 19:06

For anyone who cares, this doesn't work on Android 4.0 - 4.0.3, just so you know. I couldn't get it to run on my S2 running CM9 or running XXKP8.

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