Samsung Internet Browser Beta now available for non-Samsung devices
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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.