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Kindle Fire to Get Silk Browser Performance Update in Two Weeks?



Amazon is preparing an update for its recently released debut Android tablet, the Kindle Fire, that will bring performance updates to the device. According to Dieter Bohn of The Verge, a tipster to the site hinted that one such update will improve the performance of the Silk browser on the Kindle Fire, which was highly hyped in being able to load web pages faster than Google’s browser but thus far Amazon has not been able to deliver on those claims. The update will allow the Kindle Fire to deliver web pages faster in its Silk browser thanks to server-side rendering.

To address some issues of privacy and its custom UI overlay on top of Android Gingerbread, Amazon will also allow users to edit the carousel of recently viewed items on the device’s home screen.




  1. Haptik

    12/12/2011 at 4:59 am

    A tipster? Dieter Bohn? The Verge? Those are three wrong attributions. The Kindle Fire story originated with today’s New York Times.

  2. Bigloser99

    12/12/2011 at 8:23 am

    I side loaded opera mobile and dolphin browser because the silk browser is horrible.

  3. Benjamin Roberts

    12/12/2011 at 12:56 pm

    Do you think the updates will really matter all that much once the iPad 3 hits the shelves?

    I feel like many people will have second thoughts about buying a kindle fire once they realize the iPad 2 price is about to drop…

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