“The industry said on September 23 that Samsung Electronics began developing a WebKit-based mobile browser. WebKit is an open source web browser engine, and it is also a base engine for Apple’s web browser ‘Safari’ and Google’s Android browser,” Hwang Tae-ho reports for Korean IT News.

“The ‘Advanced Software Platform Lab’ at the Samsung Information Systems America R&D Center located in Silicon Valley scouted a number of WebKit professionals and started the development of the WebKit-based mobile browser,” Hwang reports.

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MacDailyNews Note: The WebKit project was started within Apple by Don Melton on June 25, 2001. As of July 2012 it has the most market share of any layout engine at over 40% of the browser market share according to StatCounter. Apple made WebKit open source in June 2005.