Samsung Internet gains faster file downloads, Do Not Track feature in latest update
by Cosmin Vasile / Sep 05, 2018, 12:42 AM
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.
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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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.
posted on Sep 05, 2018, 1:05 AM 13
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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.
posted on Sep 05, 2018, 1:12 AM 1
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Bottom controls makes it easier to use. It would have been better with gestures (or at least the back gesture from iOS).
posted on Sep 05, 2018, 6:52 AM 1
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
posted on Sep 05, 2018, 2:23 AM 5
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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..
posted on Sep 05, 2018, 2:49 AM 3
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You know if you just swipe along the bottom, it switches instantly?
posted on Sep 05, 2018, 11:07 AM 3
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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.
posted on Sep 05, 2018, 5:42 AM 0
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Never using other browsers, I like my stock Samsung browser infact i've never open Chrome from last 2 years
posted on Sep 05, 2018, 8:15 AM 0
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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.
posted on Sep 05, 2018, 11:05 AM 2
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