South Korean electronics company Samsung and browser giant Mozilla said that they have joined hands to develop a faster browser named Servo. Brendan Eich, the Mozilla chief officer said that the company’s mission was to advance the Web as a platform for all.
Eich added that at Mozilla Research, they were trying to push the boundaries when it comes to the core technology powering the Web Browser. The officer also said that they needed to be prepared to take advantage of the next generation of faster multi-core heterogeneous computing architectures.
In order to achieve their goals, the company had recently begun collaborating with Samsung for an advanced technology web browser, which came to be known as ‘Servo’. Brendan also said that the Servo was an attempt to build up the Web browser on modern hardware and rethink old assumptions along the way. Eich said, “This means addressing the causes of security vulnerabilities while designing a platform that can fully utilize the performance of tomorrow’s massively parallel hardware, to enable new and richer experiences on the Web.”
The Mozilla chief officer also said that Samsung had already contributed an ARM backend to Rust, which is a new safe systems language being developed by Mozilla. he went on to say that they were trying to build infrastructure which was essential to cross compile to Android.