Mozilla and Samsung Collaborating on New Web Browser Rendering Engine

Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich:

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.

We are now pleased to announce with Samsung that together we are bringing both the Rust programming language and Servo, the experimental web browser engine, to Android and ARM.

It would be a win for everyone if Servo did to WebKit what WebKit did to Gecko.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013