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MAR 17

2016

User Agent Debuts for Brave and Servo Browsers



As far as new browsers go, Microsoft's Edge browser release was the only major news last year. However, over the last few weeks, two other browsers-in-the-making have caught our attention in the news. Thanks to our users, we also have sample user agents for both that we are happy to share.

A Brave new Browser


Brave is an ambitious new browser that intends to revolutionize users' online experience by making browsing faster and safer. To be specific, this would include blocking ads and trackers that are involved with gathering user information. The basic idea is that Brave would insert their own non-intrusive ads into the blocked ads' slots, and publishers would be paid via a new revenue share model that is described in more detail here. The company was founded by Brendan Eich, who is best known as the creator of JavaScript.

Read more about Brave by visiting their official site at Brave.com and check out our new Brave user agents

Servo, the Parallel Browser Engine Project


Mozilla is building a new browser engine called Servo using their own programming language Rust. Using their own words, "Servo is a modern, performant browser engine designed to be appropriate for applications including embedded use". Servo has received a great deal of support in the industry beyond just Mozilla and individual contributors - Samsung has also contributed heavily to the efforts.

Here are some sample Servo user agents

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