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Mozilla and Samsung working on browser for ARM processors

Next-generation Servo browser hopes to take advantage of multi-core processors

Mozilla's Firefox browser is one of the most popular browsers out there, with desktop and mobile versions available on a multitude of platforms. Mozilla also introduced their new Firefox OS earlier this year, and they appear to have a lot more in store for the Android platform. 

In an announcement on their blog, Mozilla unveiled that they will be working with Samsung on developing a new mobile browser, named Servo. Based around Mozilla's safe-system programming language, Rust, the browser is intended to take advantage of the multi-core CPUs found on the inside of today's devices. Consequently, the company hopes to "enable new and richer experiences on the Web" thanks to parallel processing.

Servo also plans to address the many security vulnerabilities associated with modern-browsers, allowing for a safer and more secure web experience. Samsung's part in the venture appears to be providing an ARM backend and building the necessary infrastructure for the browser, which will be aimed at Android for the time being. 

The software is still in its early stages, as Mozilla hopes to have a first revision of Rust within the upcoming year. In any case, the collaboration with Samsung should help speed things up and we hope to hear more in the near future. 


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Omar Qudsi, 2013-04- 4 (Update: 2013-04- 4)