Samsung, Mozilla Team Up on Next-Gen Browser

by Christopher Freeburn | April 4, 2013 10:27 am

Samsung, Mozilla Team Up on Next-Gen Browser

WebOS 300x250 Samsung, Mozilla Team Up on Next Gen Browser [1]South Korean electronics giant Samsung is wading into the Internet browser wars[2].

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[3]) Internet Explorer and Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL[4]) 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[5]) 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[6], meant to compete with Apple’s flagship iPhone 5, which debuted in October.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/WebOS.jpg
  2. wading into the Internet browser wars: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2417372,00.asp
  3. MSFT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MSFT
  4. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
  5. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
  6. its next-generation Galaxy S4 smartphone: http://investorplace.com/2013/03/galaxy-s4-feature-packed-but-stylistically-challenged/

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