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

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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24 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

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

2. av911 unregistered

Does this version support Air Gesture? (GS4)

4. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

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

17. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

What, you actually use it? Wave your hand to scroll down?

18. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

23. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

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

3. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

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

5. JakeH

Posts: 89; Member since: May 01, 2014

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

6. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

An issue that hopefully gets addressed ASAP.

19. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

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

9. maherk

Posts: 7007; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

14. mrochester

Posts: 1035; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

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

22. Shocky unregistered

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

7. foster426

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

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

11. willy.4

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 14, 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.

8. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

10. ZeneticX

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

How's the battery consumption compared to Chrome?

12. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

My VZW S7E still says incompatible

13. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Just download it as an apk

15. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Works on my GS4. Good bye Chrome!

16. Cicero

Posts: 1144; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

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

20. mrochester

Posts: 1035; Member since: Aug 17, 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.

21. Shocky unregistered

I already have one, it's called Firefox.

24. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

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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