Samsung Internet browser is now listed on Google Play Store, and it supports Nexus phones

Samsung Internet browser is now listed on Google Play Store, and it supports Nexus phones
Samsung home-cooked internet browser application for mobile devices has been recently released in the Google Play Store. It's the first step taken by the South Korean company in making the browser available to smartphones launched by other brands.

Moreover, those who install Samsung Internet beta will receive early access to the newest features added by the developers. Unfortunately, not many smartphones are compatible with the newly launched browser.

According to Samsung, the Internet browser app will work on all Samsung Galaxy and Google Nexus phones with Android 5.0 Lollipop and above. However, it doesn't seem to be available in all countries yet.

Although it's a beta version, the application has been beefed with many interesting features like support for 360 videos, which allows users to watch 360-degree videos without using a Gear VR headset.

Also, a picture-in-picture mode is available as well, along with Amazon Shopping Assistant that lets users compare prices on Amazon. Web payment and DuckDuckGo search engine support are included too.

Hopefully, Samsung will expand the app's availability in the coming weeks, so customers in more countries can give it a go.



source: Google Play

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28 Comments

1. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

when I used to have a Galaxy phone I never used the Samsung browser. I always used chrome or some other browser. It's slow and cumbersome.

10. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

I don't know when you used it, but there is enough evidence which proves otherwise. Samsung browser is defnitelty faster than chrome due to vertical integration. It beats chrome in google's own browser benchmark(octane) and is generally much smoother than chrome based upon many users' opinion. Not to mention the feature set it offers. Native adblocker support, fingerprint authentication to sites, VR support and hardware acceleration of various media to name a few. It also consumes less battery than chrome.

13. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

I guess last time he tried Samsung Browser was in GS3 era.

27. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

It was very bad in that era, it's improved in a lot of ways now.

2. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Get this ppl. I have it on my note 4. Used to use chrome. It blows it away. Oh, you need to get ad block fast extension. Holy sheet is it good

24. tokuzumi

Posts: 1865; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Do you need root for this?

3. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Good. The latest Samsung browser is better than Chrome.

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Does this support CAF for the best speeds possible tho

5. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

No, it's a fork of Chromium built with Samsung's own Exynos compiler optimisations.

26. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

So...I guess this works best for Exynos based Samsungs...darn

6. maxha97

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

It supports most of the smartphones by installing apk file instead of using playstore.

7. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Nice. This is great on my S7. Easily beats Chrome. But I'm not sure how well its gonna perform on other phones. Its highly optimized for Samsung devices and deeply integrated with Samsung's exclusive features. Won't be the same for other devices.

9. VasiliS7

Posts: 200; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

In an A3 I have install it is as good as S7!! Grate app

8. VasiliS7

Posts: 200; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

I am impressed. It is very very fast and practical. I deactivated chrome. Even better than dolfin.

11. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Among all mobile browsers Chrome is the lightest, fastest and most reliable browser ever.

14. Cicero

Posts: 1115; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

No, it is not. On Galaxies Samsung browswer and for the rest Opera.

19. Macready

Posts: 1817; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Puffin is by far the fastest browser on the market. It is however not the most reliable. But even on 6 year old hardware it can keep up with the latest flagship phones running their respective native browsers. Tried and tested.

23. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

UC Browser is lightening fast too.

28. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

No, Chrome is the most heaviest browser at least on the PC. Microsoft Edge is much lighter and smoother than Chrome.

12. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

It works on my G4 too.

15. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Sideloaded apk on my Z3C after reading your comment and it works!

16. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Now go download the Adblock Fast or Adguard Content Blocker from Play store so you can have an adblocker to the browser. To enable it go to, extensions>content blocker>turn it on

17. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Thanks but I've adaway lol.

20. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Ok cool.

18. airoid

Posts: 126; Member since: Dec 13, 2016

I always use light simple browser, anything

21. kevv2288

Posts: 290; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

The regular samsung internet browser has been on the play store for some time. If your referring to the samsung internet beta then you would be right but they are currently 2 different browsers.

22. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

The old one is only for Samsung phones and the newer one is can be installed and work perfectly on other phones as well.

25. brasstax

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Hey, I am unable to install it on my Note 10.1 2014 Edition running Nougat 7.1 AOSP. Says incompatible with device.

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