Samsung and Mozilla working on new web browser engine for Android

Samsung and Mozilla announced recently the they are partnering up to build a "next generation" and an "advanced technology" web browser engine, which would most probably be called Servo. Mozilla said in a blog post announcing the news that the two companies will build a new engine from the ground up, but rethinking old assumptions along the way.


They want to bring this new web browser engine to Android devices running ARM, and in order to make a secure, yet fully open experience, Servo is written in Rust, which is a new programming language developed by Mozilla.

Details are pretty scarce at this point in the development process, and it is not clear about what exactly this browser engine will be capable of, but it will be pretty revolutionary if Mozilla and Samsung put their heart into it. Rust has been in development for a couple of years now.

However, the partnership seems to be a perfect fit for the two companies. Mozilla is providing the rust programming language, as well as Servo, while Samsung 's experience with ARM will no doubt be of tremendous help for Mozilla in bringing the technology to Android devices in future.
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