Samsung is working on a common web browser across its tablets, mobile phones and the smart TV platforms. The handsets are to be upgraded with an application branded Samsung web browser.
South Korean tech giants is partnering with Samsung to install the Samsung browser to its Tizen-based and Android handsets. The v1.O (Koreans first version) will run the Webkit engine. According to a report citing Samsung from the Tizen, the browser will not work with the flash but will rely on HTML5 VIDEO.
The Unified Browser will include ‘Web Video Casting’ back up for the smart televisions. The smart televisions will also have a video enhancing engine which will provide a clear and improved video support. The engine will also provide the S pen, offline viewing and a reading mode support. The Samsung browser will also provide local content. The browser will enable bookmarks, history and easy syncing of passwords.
Some changes have been made from the previous Samsung Browser which had the blink engine. The blink engine was a version of WebKit used by Google on the Chrome browser which was set up in 2013. The Blink engine is also used by Opera.
The Servo Browser engine which was installed by Samsung and Mozilla back in 2013, will also be used in future iteration. This means that the browser will take great advantage of computing architectures and multi-core. Samsung had made an announcement a couple of years ago which stated that the language of the browser would be written in Mozilla’s Rust. The browser based on Servo would solve the problem of security vulnerability.
Three weeks ago, Microsoft and Samsung announced that they had a deal of pre-installing Microsoft apps on the South Korean company’s tablets and smartphones. The apps included Excel, Word, OneDrive, PowerPoint, Skype and One Note.
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