Amazon Kindle Fire Silk browser ported to other devicesIn case you didn’t already know, Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet comes with its very own web browser: Silk, which is touted to improve surfing speeds by compressing web sites before sending them to your device. This means pages will be smaller, and will consume less data and speed up load times when browsing on the tablet. While the feature is already available in browsers like Opera Mini, for those of you who want Amazon’s browser instead, you’re in luck.

The folks over at XDA-developers have managed to extract the browser from the tablet and ported it over to non-Kindle Fire Android devices. It has been reportedly working on the devices like the Motorola Atrix and Droid X, but it’ll require a rooted phone in order to work. Head over to the thread at XDA-developers for the files and instructions on how to get it working on your phone/tablet.

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