Samsung Internet 17.0 puts privacy and security first – Samsung Newsroom UK

The official version of Samsung Internet 17.0 is available for download on Google Play and Galaxy Store

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. It has officially unveiled the latest update for its browser, Samsung Internet 17.0, which brings new features for privacy and security. By default, it includes intelligent anti-tracking functionality, an HTTPS priority connection, and also includes new authentication methods. The overall experience has also been improved, with drag and drop tabs and the addition of new languages ​​for translation.

Each new version of Samsung Internet reflects our desire to provide an optimal browsing experience, without compromising privacy and security.Explains Heijin Chung, Head of Web R&D Group within the Mobile eXperience Division at Samsung Electronics. Samsung Internet 17.0 is the result of years of research and offers Galaxy device users a new browsing experience that combines unparalleled performance and security. »

Privacy by default

Samsung Internet 17.0 improves the intelligent anti-tracking feature, which enhances artificial intelligence. Now enabled by default[1], it allows you to block third parties trying to track users’ personal information. In parallel, the latter can use a parameter HTTPS is more secure when entering a URL in Samsung Internet 17.0.

Smart Anti-tracking is enabled by default.

Quick and easy access to privacy settings

Samsung Internet 17.0 provides a comprehensive overview of how Samsung Browser protects the user’s experience on the web, through the Privacy Dashboard, available through the Quick Access page. There he will find a detailed history of his weekly activity and settings that can be modified according to his privacy preferences.

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

Samsung Internet 17.0 also allows the use of external or on-device security keys to replace two-factor authentication via text or an app.

Smoother and more efficient user experience

The latest Samsung browser update brings several improvements that improve the overall user experience, including the ability to drag and drop tabs into custom tab groups. Thus, mobility and organization become more flexible and faster.

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Users can categorize tabs by group using simple drag and drop.

Samsung Internet 17.0 also improves search in bookmarks, history and saved pages. The browser recognizes common misspellings and can process matching word-based queries to find phrases from a database that includes bookmarks and saved pages. Phonetic matching also allows searching for specific terms based on their phonetic capabilities and translation capabilities have been improved with the addition of five languages ​​- bringing the total supported languages ​​to 26[2].

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The print recognition feature improves search experiences.

[1] Smart Anti-tracking is available by default in the following countries and/or regions (as of May 4): Aland Islands, Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, 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 State.

[2] Supported languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish and Turkish, with five languages ​​added: Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish and Vietnamese.

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