Android 6.0 for Galaxy devices brings new Samsung browser, Cross App, and more

Samsung recently started updating the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge to Marshmallow globally, and most of the new features were revealed through the consumer consultant guide that we leaked last week. The Korean giant has now officially announced everything the update brings to its devices on its website, and it’s not just default Android 6.0 features that have come along for the ride.

Android 6.0 brings version 4.0 of Samsung’s internet browser; this is the version that supports the ad blocking plugins that were launched earlier, and the update also adds a Secret mode for private browsing. Yes, it seems funny that the option wasn’t present in the browser before, but users who haven’t already opted for alternatives like Chrome and others should now be able to browse websites without “leaving behind a trail of information”, with the ability to lock the Secure mode with a fingerprint. The current version of the browser already supports Secret mode, so we’re not sure if anything except support for fingerprint authentication is new in this case. Samsung Internet 4.0 also supports browsing through the Gear VR, which we took for a spin in our hands-on last year.

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The other major new feature is Cross App. With Cross App, you will be able to operate “certain apps from within other apps.” As Samsung’s example notes, this could include firing up the gallery or camera or opening a link through the in-app browser in the messaging app. For the latter, the app will allow users to flick the in-app browser while the page is loading so they can continue sending messages while the website’s content loads in the background. Cross App isn’t totally new – third-party apps already do this pretty well (for example, WhatsApp), and Samsung is simply implementing cross-app functionality in its own apps.

Other new functionality is mostly standard fare, including the power-saving feature Doze, better control over app permissions, and the ability to adjust audio speed when playing video. Here’s hoping the update makes its way to various Galaxy devices quickly and that all these new features aren’t accompanied by too many bugs or issues that have ruined major updates in the last couple of years.

 

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vcnogueira
9 months 19 days ago

Nothing in Brazil like always.

Corekepler
9 months 20 days ago

No one receiving anything, only Korea atm seriously Samsung need to step up this game by miles, all other smaller companies leapfrog them pretty bad, LG got mm three months ago, HTC got it one month ago… samsung need to halt all their production until they can support it all.

maccyb
9 months 20 days ago

I’m in Turkey and I got my Mm update on my Note 5 today!!!….……………….just kidding :D It’s not such a big deal, for me anyway, the phone works great, I won’t even install it the moment it comes out, as it’s sure to have a few bugs. I’ll wait till it’s optimized.

tovuori
9 months 20 days ago

Last Samsung device that i’m going to buy. This firmware update process is straight from xxxxxxxx. Check how Apple updates and learn, going to iPhone 7 next. Their customer satisfaction is much better. Shame on Samsung and here goes again one customer.

maccyb
9 months 20 days ago

There’s often confusion between secret or incognito mode and advert and tracking blocks. Secret, does not stop tracking, or block ads. It just doesn’t leave traces on your phone of the websites you visit. So, if you go to big boobs dot com for example, your wife won’t see it in your internet history. Lol!!

Goodamus
9 months 20 days ago

Definitively Samsung is not a customer or company, they provide great products, but after you bought you don’t exist for Samsung, you became just a a number for who they intend to sell the next device

aehsocial
9 months 20 days ago

Well Samsung Denmark said the update for the G920F is due to March not February

rigby11
9 months 20 days ago

Sammobile stop saying that. Nothing globally is receiving update

o0MHJ0o
9 months 20 days ago

How does cross app differ from multi window?

BudNatsu
9 months 20 days ago

Nothing in France

SoRHunter
9 months 20 days ago

On the Internet browser part, there was already the ability to use the fingerprint authentication on compatible sites (on my Note 4, it was available at least since 5.0.2).

capshoot
9 months 20 days ago

only lies… the 6.0 update isn’t released yet. Samsung wants some eyes on their new s7..

ansarcec
9 months 20 days ago

nothing here in belgium either ! They can very well put out a note that release will be scheduled in a few weeks rather than all users trying to check for updates every other hour of the day – Waiting for Marshmallow —————

Osaka_23
9 months 20 days ago

I am on the S6 Edge UK carrier unlocked and I still haven’t received Marshmallow. Looking around on the Internet, no one has apart from South Korea and Poland.

maciek32
9 months 20 days ago

There’s no MM in Poland. That T-Mobile “news” was fake.

mirost1
9 months 20 days ago

Where is this update since two days ago?

Vishnupv009
9 months 20 days ago

Where is the update for note 5???

sanayp
9 months 20 days ago

From that image Tab S2 9.7 will also have ugly white notification panel

bumblebee1978
9 months 20 days ago

-1

Robert112
9 months 20 days ago

good good

lugiank
9 months 20 days ago

There IS private mode in samsung browser on 5.1.1

ProdByEchelon
9 months 20 days ago

Exactly. Disappointing that this site doesn’t know that. Just got to the tabs window in your browser, click the 3 dots and you’ll see it.

 
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