Samsung's mobile browser passes an important milestone on the Google Play Store

Samsung's mobile browser passes an important milestone on the Google Play Store
Samsung's internet browser has passed an important and coveted milestone on the Google Play Store – over 1 billion installs. This now-impressive figure has more than doubled in the span of just one year, albeit in large part thanks to Samsung Internet coming pre-installed Samsung devices, which is boosting the numbers exponentially.

Despite this, Samsung Internet has more installs than both Firefox and Opera combined, and though it's trailing behind Chrome, it's still among the most popular Android browsers. Since Google Chrome comes pre-loaded on pretty much every Android phone, it's near impossible to overtake.

Samsung Internet is actually a very well-rounded browser, quick, with many features that can't be found anywhere else, including plugins support and iris authentication on websites. The browser also has a smart dark mode, which turns light backgrounds black or dark-gray, all the while leaving all other colors as they are. What's more, Samsung is committed to regularly updating the browser and adding new features. If you haven't checked it out already, now may be a good time.

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16 Comments

1. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Congrats! To Samsung. The Samsung internet is getting better and smoother.

23. SayMobile

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

I have disabled Chrome in favour of the Samsung Internet Browser as my primary and only browser , and it has not disappointed. I dont miss chrome and doesnt feel the need of any other browser too . This samsung browser is really nice and fast

2. hjl2345

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 11, 2018

There really isn't much reason to use anything else. You can bring all your favorites from Chrome, it supports ad block, and works on all (most) android phones. Hope to see Samsung to further update this browser in the near future.

8. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

I even watch YouTube on my Samsung browser to stay away from the ads. So much better than YouTube app itself

11. libra89

Posts: 2290; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Same. And then it's so easy to watch things full screen if you want to as well.

3. KingOfAndroid

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

I use Samsung Internet browser only for .......

4. AbhiD

Posts: 843; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Now Samsung fans will swarm this article with how Samsung Internet Browser is superior to Chrome and any other browser out there. Accepetd that it has extra functionalities which come in handy, but when will it start loading pages as fast as Chrome or Microsoft Edge? It doesn't have to be painstakingly slow. The day it does, i would start using it. Till then Chrome FTW

9. koioz

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 29, 2018

No it is not as fast as chrome because it is FASTER THAN Chrome.

12. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

I rely on Samsung internet more than I do chrome and firefox.

5. Juarizs

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 22, 2019

I always use Samsung internet, I love it!

6. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

This is one of the first apps I installed on my Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Samsung Internet is by far the most well-rounded Android Web browser, IMO. The Ad Blocking, Tracker Blocking, Video Assistant as well as Smart Dark Mode make it standout amongst the others. Don't get me wrong, I still feel Google Chrome is a beast at loading pages fast and being a tad bit more fluid overall, but the extra functionality in Samsung Internet wins me over. If Chrome had Ad Blocking/Ad Whitelisting, I'd gladly use it over Samsung Internet.

7. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I can't download YouTube video any more,

10. adeelzsoomro

Posts: 30; Member since: Jan 07, 2019

Samsung internet was my favourite browser in an android, never used any other browsers in the galaxy phones

13. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Deserves it! It is very good.

17. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Its what I have in place of Chrome on any android I have. I find the content blocker on Samsung Internet better than a system wide blocker that youd have to use with Chrome.

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