When the Kindle Fire was introduced by Amazon one of the main features highlighted was its browser, called Silk. Unlike most browsers, Silk uses remote servers to handle portions of page rendering, which is supposed to improve browsing speeds. Benchmarks so far have indicated that the feature is hit-or-miss, but should it be improved, the benefits could become significant.
Of course, Silk is only meant for the Kindle Fire, but it has now been hacked and ported to other Android devices by an Android developer going by the alias of TyHi. The installation instructions are fairly simple, but you will need a rooted device.
The main reason for using this hack is to restore Silk browser support to users who have replaced Amazon’s custom version of Android with a different one, such as CyanogenMod.
Since this workaround has been developed by a single person it’s not guaranteed to work on different hardware, though it could theoretically work on a number of recent Android phones and tablets. Users over at the XDA Developers forums are still testing compatibility. So far there has been success with a number of devices including the Motorola Atrix, Galaxy Tab and HTC EVO 4G.
You can download the files required from the XDA forums. Though it seems unlikely that Amazon would want just anyone to be able to use Silk, the company has yet to respond.
Source: Ars Technica