Samsung Internet Browser is Now Available on all Android Phones

Joanna Estrada
November 1, 2017

Samsung Internet, an alternative to Google's Chrome browser, has received an update with a number of great features on board.

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has dressed up the Samsung Internet browser with new features three months ago, including Night Mode, High Contrast and Tracking Blockers.

Samsung Internet 6.2 beta update is now available to download for Android phone owners. Doing this, Samsung is saving the users' privacy and their data plan!

Another big feature that many people may be looking for is a Night Mode. If you're on Secret Mode on your browser, this is enabled by default so as to further enhance your privacy. This feature particularly decreases the bright light emitted by the phone screen and turns the phone into a practically black screen. It is not clear whether this is the same as blue light blocking technology. There also is a high contrast toggle (found under "Accessibility" in the settings menu).

And if you need more incentive to shift to Samsung Internet, you will now be rewarded for using it as your default browser, but only if you live in the US. What this means is that you can access your Samsung Internet bookmarks on a desktop PC (Chrome), and your Chrome bookmarks on a smartphone (Samsung Internet).

Samsung Internet now also has the capability of syncing bookmarks with the desktop version of Google Chrome, thanks to a new desktop Chrome extension. If a user makes use of "Sync with Samsung Cloud", the company's own cloud solution, users can also sync saved pages and open tabs across their Android devices. Samsung Rewards is a loyalty rewards program where you get points for using Samsung apps and buying Samsung products.

The integration of the Night Mode feature in Samsung Internet used to be a privilege that only Galaxy phone users were able to enjoy. These include items like WebVR support, Web Bluetooth, WebGL 2, and Gamepad Extensions built on the Gamepad API.

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