New Kindle Fire Devices Point Users To Trending Web ContentBy: Chris Crum - September 7, 2012
It looks like Amazon has gone with Microsoft’s Bing as its default search engine on the new Kindle Fire devices’ Silk browser, but the browser also has some other new things in store, compared to the previous version.
The latest version of Silk has improved page load speeds, improved HTML5 support, and some UI changes. Here’s what it looks like:
It also comes with a new Trending Now feature, which will direct users to popular pages around the web.
Amazon says it “alerts our customers to pages that have experienced an unusual increase in their level of traffic, usually a good indicator that the page or topic may be particularly noteworthy right now.”
Here, you can see how it appears from the New Tab page:
It also has an additional new content discovery feature called “Selected Sites,” which simply shows other sites Amazon thinks you’ll find interesting.[h/t: TechCrunch]