It seems like Amazon could be planning to give the browsing experience on the Kindle a boost, after a job ad was spotted on the company’s website for a browser engineer.
Anyone that has used a Kindle will know that its web browsing is limited, and with all the multimedia tablets on the way, it could be that the Kindle is trying to keep up with the Joneses with an improved browser.
The job listing was posted on the Lab126 website, a subsidiary company of Amazon that develops the Kindle, which stated it was looking for someone to provide “an innovative embedded web browser” for one of its consumer products.
It added that the successful candidate would be expected to “design and implement new features on the browser” as well as “support and maintain the implementations of the current browser”, and would have experience with Java and Linux, both of which the Kindle uses.
It certainly seems Amazon is trying to expand the Kindle experience – in January it announced the Kindle Development Kit for developers to build their own apps and games for the device.
We’ll keep you updated with anything we hear on this, but what do you think – can the Kindle survive against tablets as it is? Give us your opinion below.