Amazon’s Fire tablet weren’t the only tech to get a refresh today; the retailer has also released a new version of its Silk web browser for Fire tablets.
Update: Amazon officially released a new version of Silk in early December.
There’s been no announcement from Amazon, but earlier today Fire owners on MobileRead and elsewhere started reporting a radical new look for the Silk web browser. The black and dark gray color scheme is gone, and in its place you’ll find a new white and light blue-gray theme.
It looks like this:
I have not had a chance to use the new Silk much and report on the differences, but Amazon says that they’ve made it more convenient to add and find bookmarks. The new version of Silk also better supports having multiple tabs open at once.
I think the second new feature could refer to the way that tabs now scroll off the left and right edges of the screen. I do believe that’s new, although I can’t confirm that first hand (I never had very many tabs open in Silk).
Have you found anything new?
What do you think of the change?
Edit: Many readers are unhappy with the change, but alas Amazon has nor provided a reversion option. Have you considered one of the alternative browsers? Firefox, Opera, and Dolphin can all be installed on the Fire tablet.