Samsung, Mozilla Team Up on Next-Gen Browser

The new browser will leverage the power of multi-core chips


WebOS 300x250 Samsung, Mozilla Team Up on Next Gen Browser South Korean electronics giant Samsung is wading into the Internet browser wars.

The manufacturer of computers, smartphones and tablets is teaming with Mozilla to develop a new Web browser. Build around a software engine called Servo, the new browser will be based on a computer code called Rust, developed by Mozilla, PC Magazine notes.

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Mozilla’s Firefox browser has been a popular alternative to mainstay browers like Microsoft‘s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Internet Explorer and Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) Safari. The new browser will be designed to leverage the computing power of multi-core processors found in current computers.

Samsung has developed a software backend for Rust that allows it to work with the ARM chip architechture common to many smartphones and mobile devices.

Internet power house Google (NYSE:GOOG) launched its own web browser, Chrome, in 2008 and has subsequently developed it into a complete operating system for web-enabled devices.

Last month, Samsung unveiled its next-generation Galaxy S4 smartphone, meant to compete with Apple’s flagship iPhone 5, which debuted in October.

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