Firefox maker Mozilla has announced it’s working with Samsung on a new web browser engine called Servo. Right now the Firefox browser uses a rendering engine called Gecko to load web content on your PC, phone or tablet. But Servo is designed to take better advantage of modern hardware.

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Servo will be designed from the ground up to support devices with ARM-based multi-core processors and powerful graphics processors.

Samsung and Mozilla are are initially targeting Android devices.

The Servo project is developed in Rust rather than C++ which offers a more secure environment and better support for “parellelism,” which is basically a way of saying that the next-gen browser base don Servo should be able to take advantage of multiple processing cores in your phone or tablet to load web content more quickly and efficiently.

The project is still very much a work in progress and it could be a while before we start to see a version of Firefox using Servo instead of Gecko. But with the announcement of Samsung’s involvement, it looks like the project is picking up steam.

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