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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 - Senior Tech Writer - 5461 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2017-08-11 (Update: 2017-08-11)