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Samsung to feature a unified web browser on all its platforms starting this year

It appears that Samsung will release a unified web browser dubbed ‘Samsung Browser’ on all its Internet-connected platforms – mobiles, tablets, and TVs – starting this year. According to Samsung, its web browser is not only easy-to-use, fast, and stable, it can recognise content and present in a way that is suited to the device being used. Samsung Browser will also come with some extra features like Web Video Casting, Reader Mode, offline webpage saving, and easy web clipping with S Pen.

The Korean electronics giant says that its Samsung Video Enhancing Engine improves video streaming and watching experience. Samsung’s homegrown web browser, which is based on WebKit rendering engine, will also feature video websites and local web services.

Samsung says that it will make use of Blink web rendering engine in the next version of this web browser. In the meantime, Samsung is also working with Mozilla on a new rendering engine called Servo, which is based on a new programming language Rust. It should be noted that Samsung Browser doesn’t support Adobe Flash for video, which is fully replaced by HTML5.

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Via (Translated from Indonesian)

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tempott
tempott

Easily the best news to date. Overwhelmingly the most used feature with all users is a browser. And Samsung’s stock browser is easily the best out there. I’ve tried them all and they all suck. Anyone that thinks chrome is a great browser needs their head checked. Samsung’s browser is also the only one that does full immersive mode too. Can’t wait for the new update.

miguelinho
miguelinho

Ram hog I meant lol

miguelinho
miguelinho

I am glad because chrome is a ram got imo.
But thanks Samsung for this

Bibazavr
Bibazavr

Its impossible for Samsung. I want to use Samsung’s native browser but I cant, because its to easy to use Google products like Gmail, Google Accounts and all stuff we use day by day made by Google using Chrome. Not to mention that Chrome made me forgot all my passwords. I just dont have to remember them. Chrome logs me in any of my favorite sites which I use on my PC, Samsung laptop, Samsung tablet and Samsung phone.
So unless Samsung buys Google their browser will be pretty much useless.

Chyckyn
Chyckyn

Tests have proven, Chrome on a phone is one of the wOrst mobile browsers, not only is it resource hog, but it’s also a battery hog and you get less screen time while using it. I’ve been using stock Samsung browser on my phones for yrs, it’s faster, less of a resource and battery hog and it retains my info just like chrome, I don’t have to sign into sites after the 1st time. The only thing it lacks is what’s being advertised here being UNIFIED like chrome is. I don’t use it on pc either cause of same problems,… Read more »

TAMAREXXE
TAMAREXXE

Who cares? I’m a huge Samsung fan but it seems to be embedded in their DNA to just make all this software. Is this going to be stuck in their new project zero software? It better be removable, because I use Chrome and Chrome I will continue to use. Also, Samsung, stay away from partnering with Microsoft which is almost as bad as Apple, if you don’t want to lose your fan base.

Sizzleboom
Sizzleboom

You can’t expect a company to serve phones without a web browser. That’s basic functionality. Even if you personally prefer to use a different browser, one browser should at least come default with every phone. The same goes for dialers, SMS apps or contact books. You could use your own preferred apps for any of these, but they’re just part of a phone’s basic functionality.