Samsung has reportedly developing a new web browser based
on the WebKit
open source web browser engine.
WebKit is an open source web browser engine, and it is also
a base engine for Apple?s Safari and Google's Android
branch of the KHTML and KJS libraries from KDE.
The browser will be developed by Samsung's Information
Systems America R&D Center located in San Jose, California,
The Electronic Times reported today.
The "Advanced Software Platform Lab" at the Samsung
Information Systems America R&D Center located in Silicon
Valley had been seeking for a WebKit developer for quite
some time now. Specifically, the company was seeking for
"candidates with a keen interest in modern browser
architectures and expertise in mobile software and
hardware," as you can read here
Currently a number of WebKit professionals have reportedly
started the development of the WebKit-based mobile browser.
Samsung's new browser is expected to compete with Google's
Chrome Mobile browser.
Samsung will also bring phones running on the Tizen operating system in 2013.
Tizen has been developed by Samsung along with Linux foundation, Intel and other companies.
The WiFi alliance has already certified a Galaxy SIII (GT-I9300_TIZEN) running on Tizen.
The Tizen operating system will run HTML5 based web-apps and no native development will be supported.