Samsung Internet

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Samsung Internet Browser
Samsung Internet logo.svg
Developer(s)Samsung Electronics
Operating systemAndroid and Tizen
TypeWeb browser
WebsiteOfficial website

Samsung Internet Browser (or simply Samsung Internet) is a mobile web browser for smartphones and tablets developed by Samsung Electronics. It is based on the open-source Chromium project. It is pre-installed on Samsung Galaxy devices. Since 2015, it has been available for download from Google Play,[1][2] and recently it is also available for their Tizen-based smartwatch via the Samsung Galaxy Store. Samsung estimated that it had around 400 million monthly active users in 2016. According to StatCounter, it had a market share of around 4.98% (among 53.26% for all Chrome variants) around May 2018.[3]

Most of the code differences to the standard Chromium code base were introduced in order to support Samsung-specific hardware, such as Gear VR and biometric sensors.[4][5]


Samsung Internet replaced the stock Android browser as the default on Samsung Galaxy devices in 2012.[6] Around early 2013, it was decided to base the browser on Chromium, and the first Chromium-based version was shipped with an S4 model later that year.[7]

Version 4 was released in early 2016, adding secret mode, content cards, floating video, video history feature, web push, service workers, custom tabs, and content blocker extension.[8][9]

Version 5 was released on December 16, 2016, adding web payment and enhanced video assistant.[10][11]

Version 5.4 was released as a public beta in March 2017,[12] adding tab navigation with swipe gesture, quick menu, enhanced navigation page (China only), and content blocker status UI (in menu).[13] The stable version was subsequently released worldwide in May 2017, following the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8.[14]

Version 6.2 was released on October 30, 2017, adding high contrast mode and night mode.[15][16]

Version 6.4 was released on February 19, 2018, adding download manager and enabled web bluetooth by default.[17][18]

Version 7.2 was released on June 7, 2018, adding WebGL2, Intersection Observer, Web Assembly and Protected Browsing.[19]

Version 7.4 was released on August 19, 2018, adding authentication with Intelligent Scan, customised Reader Mode and Download History improvements.[20]

Version 8.2 was released in December 21, 2018, adding improvement of Download Manager, improvement of Reader Mode, bug fixes and stabilization, and quick access sync via Smart Switch.[21]

Version 9.2 was released in April 2, 2019, removing the "video assistant" extension that was added in previous versions as a "quick menu", adding a redesigned app icon, a further redesigned user interface and respective one-handedness, Smart Anti-Tracking, an option to turn on Save All Images, as well as bug fixes and stabilization.

Version was released in May 19, 2019, adding a +10 and -10 sec seek function for YouTube web videos, optimized RAM usage, and fixed two bugs affecting Dark Mode and the Iris auto login in DeX Mode.


The later version (v6.2) of Samsung Internet for Android supports all Android 5.0 and above phones.[22]

Previously, (v5.0) Samsung Internet for Android was only supported on Samsung Galaxy and Google Nexus phones with Android 5.0 and above.[23]



  1. ^ "Introducing Samsung Internet v6.2 stable". Samsung Developers. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  2. ^ "Get Samsung's Internet Browser on Almost Any Android Device". Gadget Hacks. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  3. ^ "Mobile Browser Market Share Worldwide". StatCounter. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  4. ^ "Overview for Gear VR". Samsung Developers. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  5. ^ "Samsung Internet for Gear VR Update Makes Browsing More Immersive". Samsung Newsroom. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  6. ^ "Samsung Internet Overview". Samsung Developers. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  7. ^ "Samsung Internet browser will get 'Smart Go Next' for better form navigation, also coming to Chrome". Android Police. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  8. ^ "Samsung Internet for Android 4.0 Release Note". Samsung Newsroom. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  9. ^ "Samsung Internet 4.0 and Cross App Boost Functionality for Galaxy Devices with Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update". Samsung Newsroom. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  10. ^ "Samsung Internet for Android 5.0 Release Note". Samsung Developers. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  11. ^ "Announcing Samsung Internet 5.0". Medium. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  12. ^ "Samsung Internet Beta now available without sign up". Medium. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  13. ^ "Samsung Internet for Android 5.4 Release Note". Samsung Developers. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  14. ^ "Announcing Samsung Internet v5.4 stable!". Medium. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  15. ^ "Samsung Internet for Android 6.2 Release Note". Samsung Developers. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  16. ^ "Samsung Internet v6.2 Now Stable!". Medium. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  17. ^ "Samsung Internet for Android 6.4 Release Note". Samsung Developers. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  18. ^ "Let's connect with Samsung Internet v6.4 stable!". Medium. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  19. ^ "7.2 Stable is Here!". Medium. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  20. ^ "Samsung Internet 7.4 is stable—let's check-out what's new". Medium. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  21. ^ "8.2 Stable Release is out the Door". Medium. Retrieved 2018-12-30.
  22. ^ "Samsung Internet v6.2 is Now Stable, Adds Night Mode, Tracking Blocker and More". XDA Developers. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  23. ^ "Samsung Internet v6.2 is Now Stable, Adds Night Mode, Tracking Blocker and More". Medium. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  24. ^ "Samsung is now allowing users to install ad blockers on its phones". BGR. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  25. ^ "Samsung Internet for Gear VR Overview". Samsung Developers. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  26. ^ "Samsung Internet 4.0 rolling out to older Galaxy devices and variants running Lollipop". 9to5Google. Retrieved 2018-04-08.

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