Here’s an odd pairing: Samsung and Mozilla are collaborating on a software project.
An interesting project, but a more interesting alliance. What is Samsung, the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile devices running Google’s Android OS, doing collaborating on a mobile Web browser with Mozilla, which in case you’d forgotten is also hard at work on a mobile operating system? Samsung shipped 215.8 million handsets last year, and pretty much all of them ran Android. And with them it captured nearly 40 percent of the global market for smartphones, according to IDC. Given that, why is Samsung bothering with Servo, an alternative to Android’s built-in browser and Google’s Chrome?