Last year when it was war like atmosphere between Apple and Android regarding the former’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 were among most of the breaking news, Amazon survived through the news with the tablet “Kindle Fire” which evolved as a third power in the universe of tablet computing.
Kindle Fire runs on Android, so what in the world does this device offers its users that is not even offered by Samsung’s tablet but doesn’t still runs Android?. The answer is that kindle has a web browser known as ”Silk”. Silk isn’t a traditional or normal browsers like IE, Firefox or Chrome, it is completely another world which brings a breathtaking and amazing browsing experience.
Let me tell you how, when you start using Silk as browser you can actually access your favorite and regularly visited pages way faster than ever(oh btw the pages aren’t stored in its caches) because Silk browser is hosted on awesome Amazon’s cloud-based servers that actually makes it possible and easier for the browser to access the daily visited data faster than ever. I guess now you have understood the beauty of Silk and I bet you want to know more about its installation. So here it is!
TyHi, an XDA member has developed a working port for the Silk browser to work on other Andriod smartphones and tablets other than Kindle. Follow the steps below in order to port the browser.
- Download the pack Here
- Use Root Explorer to copy the lib files to /system/lib set permissions the same as the others.
- Install all of the .apks like you would side load.
- Copy the silk apk from /data/app to /system/app
- Reboot and enjoy
Reviews and comments for this browser look very positive and promising, try it out yourself and feel the power for free!