Amazon introduces the Kindle Fire and something called silk, What is it?
09/28/2011 08:47 PM Filed in: Amazon
There has been many rumors about Amazon getting into the tablet business, and today they have put the rumors to rest. A new tablet called the Kindle Fire was introduced along with “Silk”. If you're wondering what all this “Silk” talk is about, your at the right spot.
Silk is whats called a “split-browser," which basically splits the work and sends the heavy processing loads to Amazon’s EC2 cloud servers to do all the heavy lifting. The easy stuff is left to the tablets CPU and GPU. The EC2 cloud will take the websites and quickly optimizes them before they are sent to the kindle, this in return will produce a lightning fast web experience. With Amazon’s servers are doing all the hard work, Silk will allow for a better and faster internet experience we haven’t seen on a tablet before.
Check out Amazon’s explanation of what Silk does and how it works, in the video below.
With Amazon introducing the new Kindle Fire at a low price of $200 and adding Silk to the table, will this be enough to take on Apple’s iPad? Leave us your thoughts below.