New browser being developed by Samsung and Mozilla
Both companies have decided to put resources into the project although there is no target date for having the software available. With Samsung's help, Mozilla wants to bring the Servo browser to Android and ARM. Thus far, the Korean tech titan has provided an ARM backend to Rust as well as the build infrastructure needed for Mozilla to cross-compile to Android.
Mozilla is currently working on getting Firefox OS out and Samsung continues to flex its muscles in front of Google to let the Mountain View based tech titan know that the Korean OEM is not a Google hand puppet playing in the Android Theater. It is the same reason why Samsung is keeping Tizen around, to let Google know who really is responsible for Android's success and to make Google concerned that at anytime, Samsung could take its ball back and go home.
source: TheNextWeb via AndroidAuthority
2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3189; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
" Samsung is keeping Tizen around , to let Google know who really is responsible for Android's success and to make Google concerned that at anytime, Samsung could take its ball back and go home."
That's the most appaling piece i've heard today!
Google should leave Samsung and see that it can still be successful without them.
Should've left them with BADA from the start! Rubbish.
3. drnggaj33 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)
samsung stupid they are both winning now they want to try and do there own thing smfh ....sammy stop trying the boss and im a andriod fan this is the most stupdiest thing samsung did calling sam gonna lose money when it comes out
4. Oxygen (Posts: 82; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
"Samsung continues to flex its muscles in front of Google to let the Mountain View based tech titan know that the Korean OEM is not a Google hand puppet playing in the Android Theater. It is the same reason why Samsung is keeping Tizen around, to let Google know who really is responsible for Android's success and to make Google concerned that at anytime, Samsung could take its ball back and go home."
Based on what, Alan?
8. osmaankhaan (unregistered)
Based on phenomenal success by Samsung which made android 'The Most desirable and popular OS of world'
19. YaBoiDre10 (Posts: 84; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
He's right. You don't see as much people switching from apple as much as the galaxy phones.
5. osmaankhaan (unregistered)
Samsung Fire up the fox;-)
6. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
According to Mozilla, the pair wants to take advantage of the coming "faster, multi-core, heterogeneous computing architectures."
^ I like that. But still, I wonder why Mozilla wants to create another browser, likely to be utilized heavily by Samsung as yet another competitor to Firefox itself?
7. Dion25 (Posts: 42; Member since: 25 Jul 2012)
Samsung without Android is = to Cereal without Milk. Android is to established, to liked, to respected. If Windows Phone or Blackberry, cannot slow down Android, how can Tizen or some new browser expect to?
18. jeevan28111992 (Posts: 23; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
You are right. Before starting android Samsung was nothing. Hope they didn't forget that. And Samsung didn't made android a huge platform but android made Samsung as a no.1 smartphone maker....
27. Abbath (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
Actually Android led to Samsung's success, but its also true that Samsung pushed Android to major success in so many ways!
Great example of mutual success!
9. Dion25 (Posts: 42; Member since: 25 Jul 2012)
I call this biting the hand that feeds you. Samsung you're a great hardware maker, stick to that. Now you see the profits Google is racking up with android/chrome and you want in on that market now. Samsung is taking this copying thing to new levels. There's no originality coming from Samsung these days.
10. MartianMe (unregistered)
This article has some pretty harsh phrases. sounds like somebody wants to instigate beef between sam n google....the way i see it , both need each other.
11. amozhi (Posts: 127; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)
I assume this browser may be for pure business users on Android. Still businesses are away from Google Chrome due to privacy concerns. Servo may be default browser for businesses on Android.
12. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
because google decide to put chrome as default browser on android.
this news come when android 4.1 launch. and i don't see chrome as default browser on samsung android 4,2
13. Tux_Alan (Posts: 74; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
Chrome is awful on 4.1/ 4.2, ICS browser was and still is way morr efficient! And supports flash!
22. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Exactly! Its just annoying when I see the "box with a question mark".
(If you know what I mean.)
14. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1154; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
AND ALSO WHY IS MOZILLA MAKING THEIR OWN OS AND HELPING EVERYONE ELSE
15. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
This is just Mozilla's way of getting into Samsung's pants and good side, so Samsung makes a Firefox OS phone.
16. bachir8k (Posts: 127; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
I understand Samsung fears, and I understand why they are trying to keep Tizen and develop their own software and apps, after all, Google acquired Motorola to build their own Nexus and hardware, so Google is the one responsible in frighten up manufacturers.
29. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3189; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
If you're going that way, let me tell you... Samsung started with Tizen before Google acquired Motorola.
If in not wrong, development of Tizen started late 2011 and Google acquired Motorola summer of 2012.
Samsung can't be threatened by Google before knowing Google will buy Motorola.
Your theory is questionable.
17. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7043; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
This is very cool working with firefox. Cant wait too see what they have in store for us.
20. YaBoiDre10 (Posts: 84; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
I hope Samsung doesn't end up like Apple.
21. taikucing (unregistered)
I think Samsung should support Ubuntu. Firefox OS app is HTML5 based. It's not as powerful as java. IMO Ubuntu is more promising than Tizen & Firefox OS
23. kazuya (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Apr 2013)
samsung is one such great copier of everything which is successfull...now its the browser...let them fall n we watch them falling...i m ready with my popcorns :)
24. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)
Whatever Samsung now you just think you are king don't you.
25. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
It's good to have someone keep Google in check lest they become Arrogant like Apple which they will if unchecked because as they say POWER CORRUPTS Even the most noble entity. Why feel bad if Samsung is doing anything ... if they have the might they will do it. I would say "COUNTER" it ... Samsung should also embrace UBUNTU.
That said, there should be few to challenge both Google and Samsung and no one should be indispensable .. Samsung knows that real market is BRIC nations and out of this CHINA doesn't care about Google and android so time to make quick switch :)
26. maulgandhi (unregistered)
I dont give a s**t about sammy. Becoz of Android Samsung got success, not the other way around. Samsung should be thankful of Android. Samsung can quit making android phones anytime. Google has MOTO, HTC, LG, Sony, Asus and Lenovo. Samsung cant leave android because they know they are nothing w/o android. they are finished. Lets be honest here Tizen is not gonna be as successful as other os. I see Android and ubuntu going to be success in future.
28. roscuthiii (Posts: 1949; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
There can be only one Servo... And that's Tom Servo, neither of which Samsung nor Mozilla are cool enough to besmirch the name of!