New browser being developed by Samsung and Mozilla

New browser being developed by Samsung and Mozilla
This crazy world that we live in needs a number of new things, but a new browser is not one of them. That makes it seem strange that Mozilla and Samsung are teaming up to build a new browser that is being called Servo. The browser is being built from the bottom up using Rust, Mozilla's code language that at version .6, is in its early days. According to Mozilla, the pair wants to take advantage of the coming "faster, multi-core, heterogeneous computing architectures."

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

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30 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I see... S-ervo!!

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 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: Feb 29, 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: 125; Member since: Mar 29, 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: Nov 15, 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: Mar 05, 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: Jul 25, 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: Mar 15, 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: Sep 16, 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: Jul 25, 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: 131; Member since: Oct 23, 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: Jun 12, 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: Jan 30, 2013

Chrome is awful on 4.1/ 4.2, ICS browser was and still is way morr efficient! And supports flash!

22. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Exactly! Its just annoying when I see the "box with a question mark". (If you know what I mean.)

14. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

OPERA FTW AND ALSO WHY IS MOZILLA MAKING THEIR OWN OS AND HELPING EVERYONE ELSE

15. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 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: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 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: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 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 unregistered

This is very cool working with firefox. Cant wait too see what they have in store for us.

30. deadstroke

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

l agree

20. YaBoiDre10

Posts: 84; Member since: Nov 15, 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: Apr 03, 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: Sep 06, 2011

Whatever Samsung now you just think you are king don't you.

25. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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!

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