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LG and Naver develop new browser for phones with multiple screens

By Cookie Monster - on 28 Aug 2019, 12:10am

LG and Naver develop new browser for phones with multiple screens

Image source: LG

Ahead of the expected launch of a foldable phone at IFA 2019, LG and Naver announced a new browser which is designed with multiple screens in mind. 

Based on Google's open-source Chromium browser, the Whale browser is able to carry out several tasks on one screen at the same time. It also supports split-screen mode with an adjustable divider to enable two browsing sites in the same tab.

Optimized for use with LG Dual Screen, Whale allows the user to move between two browsing screens seamlessly. This opens up a lot of possibilities including the ability to search and read news sites in two different languages simultaneously.

“A new form factor for mobile, LG Dual Screen is highly regarded by consumers for its exceptional usability,” said Chang Ma, senior vice president of product strategy group at LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Our partnership with NAVER is just the beginning of a more expansive Dual Screen ecosystem and another sign of our commitment to providing users with an enriched, differentiated mobile experience.”

“A seamless omnitasking experience is something consumers everywhere want and value, which is why we are eyeing the global market for NAVER Whale,” said Hyo Kim, head of the NAVER Whale team. “Strategic partners like LG will help us reach more global users with Whale, which will support more languages by the end of the year.”

LG will unveil new phones at the upcoming IFA 2019 which support the LG Dual Screen and ship with NAVER Whale browser. 

Source: LG