Samsung is today rolling out version 17.0 for the Samsung Internet Browser mainly focusing on Privacy & Security, now available to download/update via Google Play Store or Galaxy Store.
The latest version 17.0 added Smart anti-tracking and HTTPS priority access which is set by default. The user interface is also upgraded, with new drag-and-drop tabs and additional language translation options to support a wide range of user needs.
The AI-powered Smart anti-tracking feature is now turned on by default in version 17.0. This feature will help in the blocking of third-party attempts to track users’ personal information, and users may also enable Samsung Internet 17.0 to default to a safer HTTPS option when typing a URL.
Samsung Internet 17.0 gives users a comprehensive overview of how Samsung’s browser is protecting their web experience. Also, a visual snapshot of a user’s privacy dashboard is available via the Quick Access page. This offers a detailed record of weekly activities and settings that can be adjusted to suit users’ privacy preferences.
Ver. 17.0 also provides a way to use external security or on-device security keys as an alternative for SMS or App-based two-factor authentication. Samsung’s latest browser update includes several enhancements to its overall user experience, including the ability to drag and drop tabs into custom tab groups. This makes navigation and organization smoother and faster.
Samsung Internet 17.0 will also bring improved search experiences across bookmarks, history and saved pages. The browser recognizes common user typos and can process word-based matching queries to find phrases or sentences from a database based on bookmarks and saved pages. Phonetic matching also enables searching for specific terms based on how they sound, and translation capabilities have been bolstered with the addition of five languages, bringing the total to 26.