Samsung Building Its Own Web Browser

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 27 September 2012, 12:17 Hrs
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Bangalore: The next wave of new releases from Samsung, like ‘Galaxy’ and ‘Note’ series may come with the company’s own web browsers.

According to the reports, Samsung is working on its own browser, based on Webkit, an open-source browser engine that is currently powering browsers like-- Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome.

Electronic Times in South Korea reported that the manufacturer has been recruiting WebKit developers to work on browser at Samsung’s Advanced Software Platform Lab, its R & D center in Silicon Valley.

For many users, the phone’s built in browser is still favorite, and the browsers of all the Android phones has no much difference. So Samsung may want to provide its own browser, to carve out the exclusive experience with the users. Also, since they design their own chip, they may know what could be the best browser option for their devices.

The current favorite browser for users is Google’s Chrome, for it offers features like cross-device data synchronization including passwords, bookmarks and history. So chrome could be biggest competitor of Samsung’s yet to be released browser. Well it is not clear yet that Samsung will be building a browser from scratch, or may code their Bada browser on to Android platform, but we may expect more clarity from Samsung soon.  

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