Kindles were announced including a new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader and a new line of Kindle Fires called Kindle Fire HD.
What has always been a center for discussion has been Amazon’s innovative approach to web browsing. When the first Kindle Fire was released, it sort of rocked the tablet landscape by being the first real tablet with legitimate hardware to be priced at $199.
However, in order to come in at that price point, Amazon gave the users a new browser called Silk which essentially uses their infrastructure to provide a quick and efficient browsing experience.
But what soon came out of that innovation was user privacy. If Amazon is storing my data then what does it do with? Really, an internet-age old question but serious nonetheless.
To get back on point, Amazon has now updated the Silk browser to now include a new “Trending Now” section which is totally based on a user’s browsing habits. I wonder if this will cause even more discussion and outrage.
On the positive side, according to the Silk blog, they have improved their page load speed by a reported 30% and is now HTML 5 compliant. In addition, the Start page is more now organized for a better user experience.
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