Non-beta Samsung Internet Browser now available for Pixel and Nexus phones

Non-beta Samsung Internet Browser now available for Pixel and Nexus phones
Even if you don't have a Galaxy smartphone, you may know that Samsung has its own internet browser for Android, aptly (albeit dully) called Samsung Internet Browser. 

As of this week, the very latest stable version of Samsung Internet Browser is compatible not just with Galaxy phones, on which it comes pre-installed, but also with Google Pixel and Google Nexus handsets. Previously, only the beta version of the browser was made available to non-Galaxy devices.

If you own a Pixel or Nexus phone (running Android 5.0 or newer), you can go ahead and download Samsung Internet Browser from Google Play - see the source link below.

Just like Google Chrome (which is pre-installed on a much larger number of Android devices), Samsung Internet Browser is based on Chromium, Google's open source browser project. However, Samsung's app has a slightly different feel, and offers some features that you won't find in Chrome - including support for privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo, and a floating Quick Menu button that lets you easily change web page text sizes, share pages, or open new tabs.

Let us know if you're trying (and liking, or disliking) Samsung's Internet Browser on a non-Galaxy smartphone, okay?


source: Google Play

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37 Comments

1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

This also has AdBlock built-in, right?

2. maherk

Posts: 6750; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It should

6. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

no, they let you choose witch one you want to download

16. Phonehex

Posts: 754; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

This is fabulous browser , integrated with samsung pass for biometric login to websites. Awesome !

21. cryptonx

Posts: 60; Member since: Jan 05, 2016

unless you're rooted, Samsung pass won't work on a rooted device.

24. MrPhilo

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Works fine with magisk. Using s8.

25. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Great to know that, thanks for shearing. Definitely going to root my Note 8 just for XPrivacy...

3. bradley.block

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Yes it does

4. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Samsung browser >> chrome

5. Papa_Ji

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

UC Browser > Samsung Browser >>> chrome

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Everything is better than Samsung's browser. I use Firefox because it let sync data and bookmarks across all my devices including PC. Samsung browser can't do that.

9. maherk

Posts: 6750; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

1- you don't own a Samsung device as we all know, so how can you comment on an experience of something when you have never experienced? Today's Samsung Browser is tons better and more flexible than the 2+ years old one. 2- your wrong, you can sync your bookmarks even to your pc, as they're being saved on Samsung Cloud.

13. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

People here really assumes things. I own a Tab A6, default browser sucks. I sideloaded and flashed the S8 browser still sucks. Samsung Cloud is not available on all devices wherein Firefox Sync is available virtually everywhere there is Firefox; Android, iOS, MacOS, Windows, Linux to name a few. Samsung Browser supports how many platform?

15. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

You prefer Firefox? Really? It is resources heavy and lags behind when it comes to speed. UC Browser is way faster.

17. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Your phone might be the problem. Firefox doesn't lag on my device.

27. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

If firefox lagged for me on the Oneplus 3, it should lag on any phone. It was slower to load pages, and not smooth when scrolling.

29. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Seems that Firefox developers are completely lazy. Every new version and they don't fix lags and they don't add new features. The best thing I like with Ucbrowser is the ability to change page color. I have my pages dark. Great idea. I haven't yet to see other browsers innovating in this way.

22. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Yeah, Firefox was a frustrating and laggy experience on my OnePlus One. Couldn't keep more than merely 2 or 3 tabs open without nonsense refreshing despite my OnePlus One having more than enough RAM. On top of that, simply dragging the cursor when typing text was laggy, not to talk of other parts of the UI.

12. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Wow, there's actually a person who'd defend the terrible Firefox Android browser? -Sent from the Samsung browser. Because it actually works.

8. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1527; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Too bad I can't get it for my S7, I have an old version that doesn't have updates available. Can't get it from Google Play or Galaxy Apps. My older phones have it, but not the S7.

10. maherk

Posts: 6750; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You'll find the latest apk on sammobile, even S8's AOD and plenty more. Enjoy

14. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Funny, i have it on my S7 edge.....

19. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Did you root your phone? Maybe its another one of the stupid tripped knox restrictions. Though you can sideload like others already suggested.

11. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Pretty good default browser but I don't get the Saturn icon.

18. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

really? even my father's note 3 has that saturn design.

36. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

I meant I don't get why Samsung use the planet Saturn as the icon for a browser. Don't understand the connection.

20. wkm001

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

Wow, this browser is really fast. And this site is much better without ads. Especially the full screen ones!

23. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

Better than Chrome, surprisingly. Great app from Samsung.

26. redmd

Posts: 1917; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

That fingerprint login is very useful. Also fingerprint pass for private browsing. I find it smoother that chrome. I wish iOS has it though.

28. jimv1983

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

Samsung's​ software is the primary reason I don't buy its phones. Samsung software is garbage. I bought a Nexus to be free of that s**t. Why would I infect a perfectly good Nexus with that garbage?

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