So Silk is essentially the same idea as Opera Mini. Render pages on a server and then send them to the computer or device in html?I think there are misconceptions about the Silk browser. Although there is talk about how everything is rendered in the cloud before sending it on to device with the belief that this is to speed things up,
The new Kindle Touch could barely be touched, and hands-on time with the Fire was limited to a carefully monitored test of its weight.
Definitely a Opera Mini knock off but the "off-cloud" mode is interesting.Amazon Silk optimizes and accelerates the delivery of web content by using Amazon’s cloud computing services. Therefore, like most Internet service providers and similar services that enable you to access the Web, the content of web pages you visit using Amazon Silk passes through our servers and may be cached to improve performance on subsequent page loads.
Amazon Silk also temporarily logs web addresses -- known as uniform resource locators (“URLs”) -- for the web pages it serves and certain identifiers, such as IP or MAC addresses, to troubleshoot and diagnose Amazon Silk technical issues. We generally do not keep this information for longer than 30 days.
You can also choose to operate Amazon Silk in basic or “off-cloud” mode. Off-cloud mode allows web pages generally to go directly to your computer rather than pass through our servers. As such, it does not take advantage of Amazon’s cloud computing services to speed-up web content delivery.
Well, first of all, this isn't running Honeycomb. Second, this isn't a Google endorsed device. Amazon grabbed the last version of Android that was available as open source, Android 2.3, and built on top of that.that's what I was curious about
I thought cameras were mandatory hardware to run honeycomb
If they are specifically designed for Android 3.0 and up, indeed they wouldn't... But with the compatibility library going back to Android 1.6, there isn't much reason not to support 1.6 to 3.x in the same app... The same way that an iOS app could be 4.3+ only and cut off the iPod 2nd generation which are stuck at 4.2...So does that mean it won't run apps designed for Honeycomb?
I really doubt that they don't want to sell content to the rest of the world, it's most likely a question of having to negotiate for distribution rights and such...It kind of ridiculous they sell the devices yet they don't want to open their ecosystem to existing customers who are the most likely to actually buy from them!
I imagine Honeycomb 3.x specific tablet apps won't run, one because of the code but also because they are designed for the much larger 9"-10" screens. Honeycomb, as we know, was never open sourced and was developed specifically for the larger screen of a tablet.So does that mean it won't run apps designed for Honeycomb?