About Samsung Internet
Samsung Internet for Android is the web browser that is pre-installed on Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets. It is based on the open source Chromium project, to which Samsung are a major contributor. The browser is made available via the Galaxy Apps Store, the Play Store and carrier updates. In March 2017, we launched a public beta version and the browser was subsequently released for all Android 5+ phones.
Samsung Internet has hundreds of millions of active users who tend to rate it highly (at the time of writing, it has a 4.4 out of 5 star rating on the Play Store).
Samsung Internet for Gear VR is the virtual reality version of the browser that runs on the Samsung Gear VR.
“Samsung is making a very, very strong case to become the default web browser for your Android devices.”
“Android’s best mobile browser… After using them all on various devices, the best I have found is the Samsung Internet browser.”
“[Use] it once and you’ll immediately notice the speed difference. Samsung Internet feels much faster. It is also better at a lot of the things that you might find limiting in Chrome, like the download manager. And in a surprise move, the Samsung internet browser actually uses much less battery than Chrome too.”
“This mobile browser was built specifically for Samsung devices, but people liked it so much that the company made it available for download on all Android phones.”
“Once upon a time, no one would even consider using a handset manufacturer’s web browser on its own phones, much less install one on another phone. But here we are today, with Samsung’s Internet Browser being one of the best choices available in the Play Store.”
- Samsung Internet overview page
- Official developer documentation
- Samsung Internet Diversity & Inclusion Statement
If you would like to learn more about Samsung Internet and the story behind it, these articles provide further background:
- “The Big Browser You Haven’t Heard Of Yet”
- “What’s The Deal With The Samsung Internet Browser?”
- “Introducing Samsung Internet for developers”
- “Think you know the top web browsers?”
- “Because browser diversity is good for the web”
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