Samsung has announced a new update to Samsung Internet, its fast, easy and reliable web browser. Samsung Internet 13.0 introduces a series of new features and enhancements designed to offer users a better and safer browsing experience.
Asserting that Samsung is always optimizing its products and services to offer the best experience to the users, Du Kim, VP and Head of Web R&D Group, Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics, said, “Our lives are increasingly lived online, as people try to stay informed and connected, so we wanted to make it easier for everyone to enjoy the best the internet has to offer with peace of mind, knowing you can count on us to keep you safe.”
Moreover, Samsung Internet 13.0 update also offers a new permission request UI that will display a warning message if a website seems malicious and is attempting to trick users into allowing notifications.
In addition to this, a new Secret mode icon will also be displayed on the address bar as part of the Samsung Internet 13.0 update so that it’s easier to know when it’s switched on.
For a better user experience, Samsung has also lifted curtains off a series of new features and enhancements to make Samsung Internet even more user-friendly. The users can now use High contrast mode with Dark mode on, to make fonts and other components stand out even more.
Additionally, Samsung Internet 13.0 also introduces an Expandable App Bar for menus such as Bookmarks, Saved pages, History and Downloads. One can get more screen space by hiding the status bar, to immerse themselves in the content they are browsing.
Samsung also revealed that when watching a video in full screen with Video assistant, one can pause it by double tapping the middle of the screen. The users can also easily edit the title of the bookmarks so that they’re easier to recognize and search.
As far as extension API for developers are concerned, New Application Programming Interface (API) modules are now available for Samsung Internet 13.0, including WebRequest, Proxy, Cookies, Types, History, Alarms, Privacy, Notifications, Permissions, Idle and Management. The South Korean tech giant further added, “Developers can use these APIs to build extensions and contact the Samsung Internet team to validate, approve and add their extension to the Samsung Internet browser.”
The company notified that the existing Samsung Internet user will receive a notification regarding the availability of the new version. The users can also download the latest version of Samsung Internet browser on the Google Play Store or Galaxy Store.
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