Mozilla is collaborating with Samsung to bring a new Web browser engine called Servo for Android and ARM platforms. Mozilla's intentions behind Servo is to make a next generation web browser engine that can fully capitalize on future's faster, multi-core, heterogeneous computing architectures.
Servo which is being built using Mozilla's Rust programming language, is being built from scratch as a unique Browser, living behind traditional assumptions of existing ones. Mozilla says the new browser that can overcome security vulnerabilities while it fully utilize on high-performance hardware of tomorrow to provide new and richer experiences on the Web.
Mozilla says Samsung has already contributed an ARM back-end to Rust and the build infrastructure necessary to cross-compile to Android, along with many other improvements.
Mozilla quoted in itsblogpost, "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."
The Rust programing language was upgraded to version 0.6 and is said to be more stable then the previous versions. Mozilla looks to partner with Samsung to make further improvements to the Operating System.
Mozilla is encouraging developers to get involved with Rust, to help improve it. You can download and try the recently-released Rust 0.6 from, here.