April 3, 2013

Samsung and Mozilla Collaborating on 'Next Generation' Android Browser Engine

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Mozilla and Samsung have announced a partnership to build a new web browser engine for ARM devices and Android, Servo. Mozilla says the new engine will take advantage of "tomorrow's faster, multi-core" computing architectures, casting aside "old assumptions" about how a browser engine should work. Servo is being built using Mozilla's Rust programming language, which Samsung has helped with in recent months. Mozilla is making the Rust programming language available — in experimental form — to Android developers today, but there's no word on when the Servo engine will make an appearance.

Rather than designing a mobile web browser to challenge Google's Chrome — although that could be the end game here — Servo appears to be more of...

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