Samsung Internet gains faster file downloads, Do Not Track feature in latest update

Samsung Internet gains faster file downloads, Do Not Track feature in latest update
Samsung has just released yet another version of its mobile browser and judging by the official changelog, it seems that this will be a major release. Although the new features and improvements are only available in the beta version of Samsung Internet Browser, the developers promised to make it available to everyone very soon.

As the title says, the latest Samsung Internet beta brings faster file downloads thanks to the new optimized download system. Apparently, larger files will now be downloaded in massive sizes using multiple, parallel connections. According to Samsung, depending on network availability and system configuration, users should notice a 15-40% speed improvement when it comes to file downloads.

Samsung Internet gains faster file downloads, Do Not Track feature in latest update
Then, there's a new Do Not Track feature included in the settings menu. As the name suggests, when enables, this feature will ask websites not to track user's browsing habits.

Furthermore, Samsung Internet will now allow users to backup and restore their Quick Access item across devices that run version 8.2+ of the browser, using Smart Switch. Quick Access is one of the default homepages for Samsung Internet Browser, which mainly allows users to visit bookmarked websites quicker and easier.

Last but not least, the new beta version of Samsung Internet Browser comes with an upgraded core engine, which means that web developers will now have access to more powerful features.

Keep in mind that you can download Samsung Internet Browser beta for free via Google Play Store. The stable version is available as a separate download as well if you prefer not to test new features before release.

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18 Comments

1. Doakie

Posts: 2470; Member since: May 06, 2009

Yknow I've been using Chrome for years but recently I tried to switch to the DuckDuckGo browser and it was too basic, then I tried Opera which I had years and years back and that was a little dated feeling, then I installed the Samsung Internet Browser and it feels excellent. I really like it just about as much as I like Chrome.

6. Leo_MC

Posts: 6391; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Samsung has done great job with its browser, so good that it made a better product than Chrome. Too bad that there's no version available for PC or a sync with FF/Chrome/Opera for desktop system.

2. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Bottom navigation bar is the reason why I don't use it. Yeah it disappears as you scroll but still eats up screen space and doesn't look good at all. Chrome is better.

7. Leo_MC

Posts: 6391; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Bottom controls makes it easier to use. It would have been better with gestures (or at least the back gesture from iOS).

8. bucknassty

Posts: 1296; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

the back gesture is the nicest thing, UC browser has nice controls

16. Leo_MC

Posts: 6391; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Thanks, I'll give it a try.

3. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Best browser on android imo, and I've tried them all. Blows chrome out the water, it's less resource intensive, and it's faster. To those complaining about the navi bar, try it for a wk. I had issues getting adjusted adjusted first, now I don't even think of using something else

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed, I like it much more than chrome. I even prefer it over Safari, which is another fine browser.

4. Rager722

Posts: 617; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Samsung browser is like 95% perfect, the only issue that I have with it is, it takes long to switch between tabs and the open tabs on the background..

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You know if you just swipe along the bottom, it switches instantly?

17. bucknassty

Posts: 1296; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

just put the browser to 100%

5. Sparkxster

Posts: 1155; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Best browsers I can recommend are brave, Yandex, edge, and chrome( needs extension support and ad blocker). Two experimental browsers I recommend everyone try are smooz and opera touch both need a lot of work and features added but they are very refreshing to use and have nice UI's. Samsung browser is ok don't like the bottom nav bar and wish it had more gestures.

9. AdeelSoomro

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 26, 2017

Never using other browsers, I like my stock Samsung browser infact i've never open Chrome from last 2 years

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If you haven't do so already, download good lock 2018 from the Galaxy app store. It'll make your browser even better with gestures and other nifty features. You can even screen shot with a simple gesture. It's awesome.

18. AdeelSoomro

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 26, 2017

Thanks

10. LikeMyself

Posts: 629; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

I prefer Chrome, but I stopped using it long time ago since Internet Beta consumes less battery while browsing

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bring it on. I love the Samsung browser, especially the gestures good lock 2018 gives to it.

15. sissy246

Posts: 6959; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Samsung browser is the only one I use except for this site, I use a good adblocker browser for here.

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