Samsung Internet 15 Beta Anti-tracking technology
Most of us probably use Chrome on Android – it’s pre-installed and syncs Most of us probably use Chrome on Android – after all, it comes pre-installed and syncs everything from active tabs to l history to passwords and bookmarks between devices. However, the Play Store is full of dozens of alternative browsers, and Samsung’s internet app may be the best you can find. It bundles a ton of features not available in Chrome in its settings menu, many of which are surprisingly useful. Samsung Internet 15 is now in beta, and while you won’t see any visual refresh here, it includes several security enhancements.
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Privacy has become a top priority over the past few years, even for those who don’t keep up with all of the latest tech news. With that in mind, Samsung is incorporating two new features into its browser to help protect its users. With Internet 15.0, the application now sports “anti-tracking technology”, which protects against fingerprints while browsing. Meanwhile, the “Delete browsing data” menu has been expanded, giving specific examples of what each option clears.
Samsung has also changed how secret mode works (its version of incognito mode). Once secret browsing is enabled, it will remain the default until it is manually disabled, rather than reverting to its normal state each time the app is opened.
It’s not just a privacy-focused update, however. A new search widget is now accessible from the home screen, giving you easy access to any search engine you have selected. It’s easily resizable and looks a lot like Google’s own search bar, with a shortcut for voice actions. Finally, this latest beta temporarily caches and stores web pages you’ve recently visited, so the app should use less data when navigating between links.
Samsung says a stable release is on track for late summer. If you don’t feel like waiting, you can download the beta using the Play Store or grab the APK from APK Mirror.