Mozilla and Samsung Are Partnering On A Browser Engine Called Servo For Android and ARM

Posted Apr 3, 2013

Mozilla and Samsung has announced a new partnership to create a “next generation” web browser called Servo.  The goal for Servo is to make the technology compatible with Android and ARM.  Mozilla and Samsung has not yet announced when the technology will launch.

“Servo is an attempt to rebuild the Web browser from the ground up on modern hardware, rethinking old assumptions along the way. 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. To those ends, Servo is written in Rust, a new, safe systems language developed by Mozilla along with a growing community of enthusiasts,” said Mozilla in a blog post.

Mozilla and Samsung is aiming to complete the first major revision of Rust this coming year.  So far Samsung has contributed an ARM backend to Rust to build infrastructure that is necessary to cross-compile o Android according to The Next Web.  The code is available on GitHub.