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Samsung Internet Browser Beta now available for non-Samsung devices

Samsung Internet Browser Beta Content Blockers settings, app now available for all Android handsets
Samsung Internet Browser Beta Content Blockers
The last time we heard about Samsung's browser for Android, it was only available for the company's own handsets and Google Nexus phones running Lollipop or later. Now, any Android device with Lollipop on board can run this piece of code, although it is still in beta stage.

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Although most Android handsets by Samsung come with Chrome already installed, they also come with the company's own web browser. First, its was only available for Samsung handsets. After a while, Samsung decided to put it on Google Play, but its hardware compatibility was still limited, requiring Samsung or Google Nexus phones with at least Android 5.0 Lollipop on board. Now, any Android device can run it, as long as it runs Lollipop or later.

The latest update for Samsung Internet Browser Beta brings the app's version number up to 6.2.00.8, but this is still a beta release. These are its highlights:

  • Sync with non-Samsung devices
  • Easy access to content blockers
  • High Contrast Mode
  • Chromium engine upgraded to M56
  • CSS Grid
  • Experimental new features such as WebVR, Web Bluetooth, WebGL 2, and Gamepad Extensions

Samsung Internet Browser Beta has been downloaded by more than 100,000 Google Play users so far, and it currently holds a 4.7 rating, after over 12,600 user reviews.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-08-11 (Update: 2017-08-11)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.