Samsung Internet 17.0 puts privacy and security first – Samsung Global Newsroom – Reuters

The official version of Samsung Internet 17.0 is ready to be downloaded from Google Play or Galaxy Store

Samsung Electronics has officially unveiled Samsung Internet 17.0 today.1 an update that provides the browser with user-centric privacy and security features. The latest version includes smart anti-tracking and default HTTPS priority access, along with new web authentication methods. The overall user experience has also been improved, with drag-and-drop tabs and additional language options for translation to meet a wide variety of user needs.

“With each new generation of Samsung Internet, we are committed to designing a superior browsing experience that never compromises privacy or security,” said Heejin Chung, Mobile Electronics Web R&D Group Director, Samsung Electronics. “Samsung Internet 17.0 is the result of years of research that has allowed us to put our most powerful and secure browsing experience to date in the hands of any Galaxy user.”

Default privacy

Samsung Internet 17.0 enhances the AI-enabled smart anti-tracking feature, which is now enabled by default.2 This feature will help block third parties trying to track users’ personal information, and users can also use more secure HTTPS settings by default when entering a URL into Samsung Internet 17.0.

Smart anti-tracking feature enabled by default.

Quick and easy access to Privacy activities

Samsung Internet 17.0 gives users a complete view of how Samsung’s browser protects their web experience. With Samsung Internet 17.0, a visual snapshot of a user’s privacy dashboard is available through the quick access page. This provides a detailed log of weekly activities and settings that can be adjusted according to users’ privacy preferences.

Users can view the privacy panel on the quick access page.

Samsung Internet 17.0 also offers a way to use external or device security keys as an alternative to SMS or application-based two-factor authentication.

A smoother and more powerful user experience

Samsung’s latest browser update includes several enhancements to your overall user experience, including the ability to drag and drop tabs into custom tab groups. This makes navigation and organization smoother and faster.

Easily drag and drop tabs into groups.

Samsung Internet 17.0 will also provide enhanced search experiences in bookmarks, history, and saved pages. The browser recognizes common spelling mistakes by users and can process word-based matching queries to search for phrases or phrases in a database based on bookmarks and saved pages. Phonetic concordance also allows you to search for specific terms based on their pronunciation, and translation skills have been improved with the addition of five languages, for a total of 26.4

Improve search experiences with spelling recognition.

1 Availability and time may vary by market and operator. Users of the Samsung Internet browser will receive notification of the update on Google Play or Galaxy Store starting today.

2 Smart anti-tracking is available by default in the following countries and / or regions (as of May 4): Åland Islands, Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic , Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Herzegovina, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Montserrat, Netherlands , Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State.

3 Supported languages ​​include: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, and Turkish, with the addition of five languages: Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish and Vietnamese.

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