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Samsung ad-blocking web browser now available on older Galaxy smartphones

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Samsung ad-blocking web browser now available on older Galaxy smartphones
Back in February, Samsung launched version 4.0 of its Internet browser, bringing numerous improvements to the table. At the time, Samsung's in-house mobile web browser was exclusively available on newer handsets such as the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy Note 5. If you've been yearning to use Samsung's improved web browser on an older Galaxy smartphone, then today is the day.

Users of older Samsung Galaxy devices can now install the latest version of the Samsung Internet browser. The list includes devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Galaxy Note 3, and other devices running at least Android 5.0 Lollipop. For the full list of compatible devices, head on over to the source link below.

If you're wondering what the deal is, what you should know is that Samsung Internet v4.0 comes with notable improvements such as support for ad blocking extensions, the ability to launch online videos in a popup window and keep browsing the Internet with the video playing, as well as a Secret Mode that hides your online activity, 

In addition to opening up the browser to older Galaxy phones, Samsung is also expanding the availability of its web browser to the Verizon-branded Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Verizon's phones ship without Samsung's own browser installed, and up until today, users were not able to install the app on their devices from the Google Play link.

source: Samsung

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posted on 28 Mar 2016, 18:15 13

1. zeeBomb (Posts: 1733; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


That's a W for Samsung. An updated, optimized browser for the family.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 18:23

2. av911 (Posts: 190; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Does this version support Air Gesture? (GS4)

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 18:27

4. WPX00 (Posts: 198; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


Nope. Neither does Air View work either. Not a terribly big loss IMO.

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 04:01

17. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (Posts: 152; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)


What, you actually use it?

Wave your hand to scroll down?

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 04:14 1

18. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 1904; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


I could make use of it in the filed. Instructions on my phone while working on a power line, no need to take off dirty gloves to scroll through instructions.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 04:23

23. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (Posts: 152; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)


@MrElectriyer

Wow... And trolls are like, "useless feature'...

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 18:25 1

3. flavius22 (Posts: 123; Member since: 23 Aug 2015)


Add blocking must be a hell of a nightmare for your site

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 18:30 10

5. JakeH (Posts: 77; Member since: 01 May 2014)


More people would disable adblock for this site if there wasn't enormous popup ads that take up all of the screen

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 18:37 6

6. zeeBomb (Posts: 1733; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


An issue that hopefully gets addressed ASAP.

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 06:00

19. Settings (Posts: 1448; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Yeah not that bad. Ads always say there are 5 blondes live nearby. I live in the Philippines.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 19:23 10

9. maherk (Posts: 3366; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Not really. I bet they have been doing pretty good as of lately, with all the cash that is flowing into their pockets thanks to Cupertino, so ad blockers aren't going to be a problem for them.

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 00:58

14. mrochester (Posts: 521; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)


I know you meant this tongue in cheek, but sadly there are a lot of people who truly believe this happens.

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 09:07

22. Shocky (Posts: 2090; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Their site is a hell of a nightmare for browsers with no Add Blocking.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 18:44 6

7. foster426 (Posts: 40; Member since: 07 Apr 2015)


I got it on my S5 a couple days ago. Its pretty amazing.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 20:51

11. willy.4 (Posts: 26; Member since: 14 Oct 2015)


I got it last wk. on my note 4, works fantastic very smooth and uses very little ram to run unlike chrome.... It has become my default Internet app, it's great to go onto phone arena site without adds covering up half of the site , takes seconds to load up now not 40 seconds.... Love it.

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 18:48

8. UglyFrank (Posts: 1546; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


I got it today, might make the switch from chrome since this version has a better tab interface

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 19:46

10. ZeneticX (Posts: 60; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


How's the battery consumption compared to Chrome?

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 21:55

12. Punchy506 (Posts: 56; Member since: 10 Jan 2016)


My VZW S7E still says incompatible

posted on 28 Mar 2016, 22:56

13. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 315; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


Just download it as an apk

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 01:26 3

15. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1466; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Works on my GS4. Good bye Chrome!

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 02:40

16. Cicero (Posts: 848; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Still less advertising blockers on GPlay for this. More on Samsung Store. Good job Sammy!

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 07:38

20. mrochester (Posts: 521; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)


Got to love the irony of Android's biggest and most important customer is actively developing the tools to block Google's revenue streams. I say good on Samsung, advertising is just awful.

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 09:06

21. Shocky (Posts: 2090; Member since: 16 May 2012)


I already have one, it's called Firefox.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 04:24

24. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (Posts: 152; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)


Firefox has been slow and laggy in my experience.

Chrome >> FIrefox. ...and now it seems like Samsung's browser >> CHrome >> Firefox.

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