Aside from its price tag, another major selling point for the Kindle Fire is its stock browser–the Amazon Silk Browser– that promises users an ultra fast and ultra smooth browsing experience. The Silk Browser has gained the interest of some users and some had wondered if it can be used by other devices aside from the Kindle Fire (some are even thinking of having it on their PC).
Apparently, the Amazon Silk Browser can and does work on other Android devices. Thanks to the efforts of XDA Developers member TyHi, users of other Android devices can now use a port of the Silk Browser. The port, however, works only on rooted devices. It generally involves sideloading of APK files and pushing a few binaries to the system directory of the target Android device.
If you want to get the Silk Browser running on your Android device, check out our step-by-step instructions on porting the Silk browser to your device.
To be able to install Amazon Silk to your Android device, you will need to:
Follow these instructions very carefully to avoid any damage to your device and in order for the installation to be successful. Any damage or loss of data to your device as a result of following this guide will not be our liability. Here’s how to port the Silk Browser into your device:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the Amazon Silk Browser to your Android device. Is this browser better than your current browser? What do you like about the Silk browser?
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Why bother? Silk is terribly slow and has a slightly annoying interface, especially compared to Dolphin.
Because you can… What more reason do you need
I’m just trying to figure out why it’s a “selling point”. It’s an inferior browser, even to the stock Android browser on most phones.
that may be true…but if you ask the people that harp on and on and on about “needing” to root…this will be one of the reasons they’ll give you why the “need” to root