According to a report from the Electronic Times in Korea, Samsung (005930) has begun development on its own WebKit browser for mobile devices. The South Korean manufacturer was previously seeking WebKit developers to work in its research and development facility located in Silicon Valley. A Samsung mobile browser will allow the company to further compete with Apple (AAPL) and continue to differentiate its Android devices from the competition. The browser would also directly compete with Google (GOOG), however, whose mobile Chrome browser is available on both Android and iOS. WebKit is an open-source browser engine that powers some of the world’s most popular Web browsers.

[Via CNET]

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