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Samsung Silently Launches Its In-House Browser On Windows PCs

by Low Boon ShenDecember 1, 2023
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Samsung Silently Launches Its In-House Browser On Windows PCs

Samsung Silently Launches Its In-House Browser On Windows PCs

Unless you’re a user of Samsung smartphones, chances are you didn’t know the Korean smartphone giant does in fact have its very own browser – and a powerful one at that. I personally have been using it for more than 5 years at this point, and one of the biggest features it offers is the option to add an ad-blocker – something that Google likely won’t ever let you do in the mobile app. (Side note: non-Samsung devices can install the app as well, and I’d recommend it to anyone that isn’t using a Samsung device right now.)

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For reasons that we may not necessarily know – the company has launched its browser on Windows PCs through Microsoft Store. However, it seemed like the app is limited to certain regions, as the app is nowhere to be found on Microsoft Store of our Windows machines (directly accessing through links gives us the region notice). In any case, the listing found on the Store appears to be quite odd – and perhaps rushed – as the screenshot used in the listing is actually just Google Chrome itself (which this browser is based on).

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Image: SamMobile

Just like the mobile counterpart, Samsung Internet uses the same Chromium-based architecture that is currently powering virtually all browsers on the market, except for Apple’s Safari and Mozilla Firefox. What you get out of this browser is more or less similar in terms of user interface, albeit with appropriate amounts of OneUI-based design philosophy in it.

If you fancy trying out the browser for yourself, you can search for the app through Microsoft Store or simply by clicking on this link.

Source: SamMobile

Pokdepinion: I’ve been seriously contemplating switching out of Chrome due to Manifest V3 shenanigans – and while I daily drive Samsung Internet for years on my phones, chances are it’s not going to be the one replacing Chrome on my PC anytime soon. 

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