It seems Samsung is planning to rival Safari and Chrome with its own Samsung-branded mobile web browser. The Korean tech giant is developing its own WebKit-based browser for Galaxy devices, Korea’s Electronic Times reports
The Korean firm has posted an advert, which invites developers who specialise in WebKit to work at their US Software Platform Lab in Silicon Valley.
The Safari web browser, which is used on Apple devices like the iPhone and iPad, and Google Chrome are based on WebKit.
StatCounter reports that the UK’s most used mobile web browsers are Blackberry and Apple’s Safari web browsers, showing that RIM’s kits are still widely used in the UK. The Android browser trails at third palace. Opera is not as widely used as the three, but is the world’s most used mobile web browser.
Today’s mobile phone owners seem to happy using default web browsers on their phones. Apparently, Samsung want to capitalise on this, encouraging Galaxy kit owners to use a Samsung-branded mobile web browser instead.
Since Android runs on a vast number of devices, users get to use a web browser that offers a general browsing experience from one device to another. To distinguish themselves, manufacturers can make their own brand-specific browser that works better than the default. Offering a better experience compared to the default browser is a better option.
In February of this year, Google launched Chrome for mobiles. Not only can it be used across Android devices, it can also be used by iOS devices. If you use Chrome on your PC, you can save things like your browsing history, passwords, and bookmarks, allowing you to access these features from PC to PC.
Would you be interested in a Samsung-branded mobile web browser running on your Galaxy smartphone or tablet? Give us your thoughts.