Version four of the Samsung Browser should be out soon
posted by Alan F. / Jan 31, 2016, 9:16 PM
Manufacturers don't have a choice but to include Chrome on their phones if they want to offer Google's services on their handsets. So that is why many Android phones contain two browsers, two calendars and two photo gallery apps out of the box. One is from the manufacturer, and the other is from Google.
An early look at the next version of the Samsung Browser shows that it renders websites more accurately than the previous version, offers a plug-in for ad blockers, and a Privacy Mode which prevents cookies, passwords and other data from getting stored on the phone. The new version of the Samsung Browser outperformed other mobile browsers, including Chrome, based on the HTML5 test offered by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
If Samsung can convince Galaxy S users that its browser is better than Chrome, consumers might not feel the need to stray from the Samsung brand next time they go shopping for a new handset. With a lot of things on the line, expect Sammy to deliver a much improved fourth version of the Samsung Browser.
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1. This should be on the playstore and 2. The great wait for a port is soon to come.
posted on Jan 31, 2016, 9:25 PM 3
i use samsung browser more than chrome and its my default now on the gs6 since it was so mutch faster just wish ad blocker and pop up blocker i would pay for that s**t like 10 dollars for the browser with speed and no ads.
posted on Feb 01, 2016, 5:23 PM 1
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I honestly prefer the Samsung native browser over Chrome. I find it less vulnerable to those silly ad pop-ups and I dont have to fiddle with it to get the most out of it. The only downside being that it probably uses more bandwidth than Chrome but regardless, I enjoy the experience. I cant wait to see how the version 4 will look like.
posted on Jan 31, 2016, 9:39 PM 9
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Yup me too. It is faster than chrome and doesn't eat up tons of memory. Plus you can use the fingerprint scanner to login at websites. After getting the S6, I am using a lot of samsungs own apps and almost none of googles or 3rd party apps for the basics. Such as browser, texting, phone, gallery, camera etc.
posted on Jan 31, 2016, 11:12 PM 1
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Great news as this outperforms chrome. Props to Sammy for Moving the browser to the Playstore. They should move all their built-in apps to the playstore so that those apps could be easily updated through the store and thus eliminating the need for a software update for these minor changes. Also those who use older Samsung devices (more than 2yrs old) will also get these app updates even if they are left out in Sw updates.
posted on Jan 31, 2016, 10:10 PM 1
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That's is unlikely to happen. In fact i am surprise they still hang on to Android, I think they will actually be better off investing on their own OS Tizen. Samsung fans could have a unified platform for their TV, phone, Refrigerator, Air-con, robotic vacuum machine, toaster,juicer, coffee maker and etc...etc. Life is a bliss with Samsung.
posted on Jan 31, 2016, 10:24 PM 0
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Samsung is already the leading brand on Android ecosystem but we still hear that they are not happy. They want Apple type of control and profits. Only way to do that is to develop Samsung version of iOS called Tizen. Lock everything they make into that single platform.
posted on Feb 01, 2016, 1:21 AM 1
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This is the real move. Put them on the Play Store and take care of those apps. Otherwise you will have the last version when you buy the phone but the world is moving on. So after 6 months you will replace the browser with Chrome because new features or speed is better at that time wirh it because of time improvements.
posted on Feb 01, 2016, 2:40 AM 0
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Why would anyone use the samsung browser? Apart from people like my mum who dont understand that is. Fiddle with chrome to get the most out of it?? lol. Open, login, use.
posted on Jan 31, 2016, 11:13 PM 0
It is vertically integrated. Hence, consumes less power and performs better. It's kind of the same reason why you use safari on ios. Also it supports cool stuff like logging into websites with fingerprint and soon it will have adblock plug in
posted on Jan 31, 2016, 11:57 PM 1
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Well, it is not I dont like Chrome browser as my main browser. Just like the other mentions above, it has cool stuff and I too familiar with Samsung own apps since the first time I used Bada OS. Now I have very hard time to erase google bloatwares like GMovie, G Play Book and Etc without Root or something. I just need their Youtube and G Mail.
posted on Feb 01, 2016, 12:13 AM 0
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Crazy that Samsung's own web browser is better than Android Chrome.
posted on Feb 01, 2016, 12:15 AM 2
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"Manufacturers don't have a choice but to include Chrome on their phones if they want to offer Google's services on their handsets. So that is why many Android phones contain two browsers, two calendars and two photo gallery apps out of the box. One is from the manufacturer, and the other is from Google." And it has been this way for a long time. Before Chrome was created. Why do I bring this up? Because of the silly anti competitive claims that keep getting thrown at Google.
posted on Feb 01, 2016, 12:29 AM 0
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I think Samsung browser is nice but I love chroome for the fact that it syncs my browsing information accross devices. I don't need to type passwords, bookmarks are already available, etc. I guess Samsung can do something similar but then one needs to start adding bookmarks, passwords, etc which isonly useful on samsung devices. If samsung can find a way to sync google brwoser data to Samsung's, then I am all for the Samsung browser.
posted on Feb 01, 2016, 8:02 AM 0
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