New Samsung Android Browser requires content-blocking filters; “Secret Mode” for added security

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The Samsung Android browser is the latest from the tech giant that allows an ad-free internet surfing by installing a third-party ad-blocking app. The Samsung Android browser is similar to a third-party internet browsing app – its globe icon which is usually pre-installed on every Samsung device is normally replaced by other browser or Google’s Chrome.

This Samsung Android browser has been rated 4.2, with 5 being the highest, and it is now its fourth version which is already downloadable from Google Play. Based on the review, this latest browser from Samsung is considerably comparable to what Google offers, which is also given a 4.2 star rating.

Moreover, Tech Times reported that this new browser can allow users to avoid getting any advertisements whenever they go online using any of their Samsung mobile phones.  

According to the app’s description on Google Play Store, the Samsung browser offers less visual mess of everyday browsing, due to its content blocking extension, or the content-blocking filters, that frees the Internet pages from unwanted contents. The users must separately download these ad-blocking apps to make use of Samsung Android browser’s ad-blocking feature.

The OEM just launched this feature for devices that run on Android 6.0, however, Google pulled Adblock Plus, Samsung’s partner app, from the Play Store. But Google reversed its decision on that app, as reported by Engadget, hence, Samsung browser is now compatible with different ad blockers.

For privacy and security concerns, Samsung also included a tough “Secret Mode” which can store those saved bookmarks, browser history and pages with similar encryption technology that it uses for Knox.

Samsung Android browser update is ready for Samsung devices like Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Note S6 Edge+, Note 5, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S6 Active, Note S5, Note 4, S5 Neo Active, S5 Neo, S5 Active, S5 LTE-A, S5 Sports, S4, Note 3, S4 Duos, S4 Active, A7, Note4,  S4 LTE-A, A8, A7x, A5x, A7 and A9x.

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