One of the reasons why Samsung is the world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer is because it doesn’t like to rely on other companies such as Google when it comes to software. Even though most of Samsung’s smartphones are running on Android, they are still equipped with pre-installed apps that Samsung’s developers have created. The perfect example of this is none other than the Samsung Internet Browser.
This app is a powerful mobile browser that has been specially created to provide Samsung fans with fast web surfing speeds and access to a plethora of cool features.
In fact, Samsung Internet Browser has recently received a major update that introduced lots of useful features such as a video assistant and anti-tracking systems. In fact, let’s go ahead and check out everything there is to know about the new update and the features that it introduces.
Samsung Internet Browser 10.2.00.53 Update
The new update is changing Samsung Internet Browser’s version number to 10.2.00.53 and it is rolling out right now. Therefore, all Samsung fans should keep an eye on their notification panels because the update should pop-up any minute now. With that said, let’s take a look at the full patch notes for the new update.
The Full Patch Notes
* Video Assistant
Video Assistant is back to support you to enjoy video watching experience more than ever. With the purple floating button, you can easily change to watch as full-screen or popup-screen.
* Customize menu
You can relocate buttons on the bottom toolbar as you like. All of the buttons in the ‘more’ menu will be the candidates.
* Tab Manager Renewal
Try our newly decorated list-view mode of Tab Manager.
* Allowed Apps
Allowed Apps provides a list of applications that open Samsung Internet regardless of user intention. You can block some malicious applications forcibly opening Samsung Internet.
Security & Privacy
* Smart Anti-Tracking
Intelligently identify domains that have cross-site tracking ability and block storage (cookie) access.
* Protected Browsing
We will warn you before you can view known malicious sites to prevent you from visiting web sites that may try to steal your data.
* Content Blockers
Samsung Internet for Android allows 3rd party apps to provide filters for content blocking, making browsing safer and more streamlined.
* Easy to see your notifications
We provide a collection of notifications you’ve gotten from web pages in the ‘Notifications’ menu in Settings so that you can easily check notifications in one place.
* Save All Images
All images from a web page can be saved at once.
* Reader Mode
Reader Mode allows you to read articles clearly and comfortably. Now you can customize Reader Mode’s appearance by choosing the font, font size, and background.
* URL Bar
The URL bar shows a button for allowing quick access to Reader Mode. Also an ‘Add To Homescreen’ button allows the installation of web apps in a single tap.
* Download Manager
Download files faster with our new optimized, parallel download system, with the availability of pause, resume and cancel the download.
* Tab Swipe
Swipe left or right in the URL bar or bottom toolbar, to navigate to your previous/next tab.
* Quick Access data sync
Quick Access data sync is available via Samsung Cloud among devices which have Samsung Internet Browser v10.0 or higher.
(Precondition) In the case of Galaxy devices, Samsung Cloud version should be v3.6 or higher and Samsung Cloud can be updated via Galaxy Store.
* Amazon Shopping Assistant
Amazon Shopping Assistant can be turned on to enable you to get the best deals when shopping on the web by comparing products with Amazon.
Better integrated with Samsung devices
* You can use biometric authentication for website logins, web payments and accessing Secret Mode, on supported Samsung devices.
* Place the phone into a Gear VR headset when you are viewing a web page and it will open in immersive virtual reality.
* Optimized for desktop browsing with Samsung DeX.
* Transfer Quick Access items across devices (where each device has version 8.2+) using Smart Switch.