Samsung teams up with Mozilla for a next generation browser engine called Servo

Hot on the heels of Google’s breakup with webkit, Samsung has announced that it will be partnering with Mozilla to come up with the core for its next generation browser. Mozilla and Samsung have now begun collaborating on an advanced web browser engine called Servo.

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The new web engine will be focussed on security and to utilize next generation processors to enable new and richer experiences. Servo is being in written in Mozilla’s home grown safe systems language called Rust. The new web engine is being built ground up to take advantage of the parallel computing capabilities of modern day hardware. Both Mozilla and Samsung declined to comment on a time frame for the product but did say that the companies will be putting in significant resources into the project and are currently improving performance on Rust.

The timing for the announcement is interesting as Google works to solidify its hold on the future of its Chrome browser both on desktop and Android. Meanwhile Samsung has been gradually distancing itself from Google and Android, plans to launch a Tizen based smartphone later this year. By combining its signature TouchWiz UI, self developed web browser, Samsung aims to create a sufficiently distinct experience on Android.

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Author: Dhruv Bhutani

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