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.
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.