One Browser for all Samsung Galaxy devices.
Samsung Internet for Android is a Simple, Fast, and Reliable web browser for your phone and tablet. It has replaced the Android Stock browser on Samsung Galaxy devices since 2012 to provide a browser highly optimized for our devices.
Samsung Internet for Android, the best browser for Galaxy devices. Continuously evolving to provide you with the best browsing experience.
Samsung Galaxy devices come with innovative technologies that change ordinary tasks into extraordinary experiences - bio sensors, virtual reality, and Samsung Pay, just to name a few.
Samsung Internet for Android lets you continue the extraordinary experience in the web space. One of our latest additions, the iris scanner can now be used as a user authentication method in Samsung Internet for Android - adding a more secure and simpler option for 'web auto login' and 'secret mode'.
Samsung Internet for Android also tries to utilize the underlying hardware in the most efficient way, resulting in prolonged battery time and better touch responsiveness during web browsing. To Samsung Internet for Android, support for the various Galaxy modes and advanced S Pen is a matter of course.
Take your browsing security and privacy into your own hands.
Samsung Internet helps you protect your security and privacy while browsing the internet. Separate business and personal life or safely share your browser with your friend. using secret mode!
Secret mode is accessible only after user authentication, and never reveals your browsing data (including browsing history, search history, cookie, cache, ID/password, auto-fill data).
In addition, Secret mode stores bookmarks and saved pages in a separate space with encryption, using the same level of security as Samsung KNOX.
You can choose to use iris or fingerprint authentication when entering Secret mode for higher security.
Samsung Internet supports features that make your everyday browsing more comfortable.
Our content blocking extensions free your web pages from unnecessary contents to provide you with less visual clutter. Content blocking extensions may even reduce your data usage, speed up loading time and reduce battery usage. This technology enables extensions to better control your online privacy and detect malicious web content as well.
Samsung Internet does not provide the contents blocking filters. Separate apps for such filters need to be installed.
Starting from Samsung Internet for Android 4.2, you can also use web content provider extensions to let your favorite content providers recommend web contents that might interest you. This will let you access interesting contents from your favorite web sites more easily.
Separate apps need to be installed in order to enable the web content provider feature.
Samsung Internet aims to provide a consistent and continuous user experience among various Samsung devices.
Samsung Internet for Gear VR lets you enjoy web contents (including streaming video and 3D video) in an immersive environment, as if you were at the theaters. Samsung Internet for Android and Gear VR share bookmarks and video history list, letting you access your favorite web contents more easily.
Samsung Internet will be updated regularly through public app markets - Google PlayStore and Samsung Galaxy Apps.
Upgrade may be limited to certain device models and operating system versions.
As of March 2016, upgrade to Samsung Internet 4 via app markets is available for Galaxy S7+, S7, Note5, S6 Edge+, S6 Edge, S6, S6 Active, Note4, S5, S5 Neo, S5 Active, S5 Sports, S5 LTE A, Note3, S4, S4 Duos, S4 Active, S4 LTE A, A7, A8, A5x, A7x, and A9x with Android 5.0 and above.
Samsung Internet for Android provides features for increased privacy and security, features for letting users browse to web in a more convenient and easy way, multimedia related features that also let users access videos easily in Samsung Internet for Gear VR, and features that let users access your web sites as if they were native applications.
Samsung Internet for Android takes user privacy and security seriously. Secret mode and fingerprint authentication can be used for higher security.
Enabled only under user authentication, Secret mode never leaves a trail of your browsing data (such as browsing history, search history, cookie, cache, ID/password, and auto-fill data). In addition, Secret mode stores bookmarks and saved pages in a separate space with encryption, using the same level of security as Samsung KNOX. You can choose to use iris or fingerprint authentication when entering Secret mode for higher security. Secret mode is available in Samsung Internet for Android 4.0 and above.
Samsung Internet for Android is the sole browser that offers login using authentication with biometric sensors such as iris and fingerprint scanners. On devices equipped with iris or fingerprint scanners, Samsung Internet for Android provides a simpler but more secure way for users to login to sites.
KNOX is the enhanced mobile security suite provided by Samsung for your business and personal life. Samsung Browser for KNOX incorporates organizational security policies to provide control for web access.
Samsung Internet for Android provides interesting features to make your everyday internet browsing more entertaining and convenient.
As one of the default homepages for Samsung Browser, the Quick Access page enables users to visit their favorite sites with a single click. The default listed sites are selected based on countries, carriers, etc to provide users with a more intimate experience.
Starting from Samsung Internet for Android 4.0, Content Cards are shown in the Quick Access page, and can be used to dynamically recommend your web contents to users. With Content Cards, users are able to access useful and interesting contents more easily. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in providing Content Cards for your site.
* Currently available in Korea and China.
We provide a mobile friendly version of the well-known regional ‘Top Sites’ page. This page can be set as the homepage to provide users with easy access for fun and useful sites.
* Currently available in China and India.
Users can sync Open Tabs and Bookmarks with other devices through Samsung or Firefox accounts. When using Samsung accounts, Saved Pages will also be synced.
Tired of reading cluttered articles? Reader Mode presents articles in a simple layout to make it easier to read.
Saved Pages stores web pages on your device so you can check them at your convenience, even when your device is offline.
Starting from Samsung Internet for Android 4.2, the QR Code reader previously supported in selected countries is globally available.
Handy SPen features available on Galaxy Note devices can be used for easy scrapping or sharing of web contents.
Samsung Galaxy devices provide an ultra power saving mode and emergency mode for prolonged battery life. Battery power is saved by applying a simplified grayscale theme and limiting the number of usable apps. Samsung Browser is the only web browser that can be used in these modes.
Samsung Internet for Android provides features that let users access and enjoy streaming audio and video content in a more convenient way.
Users can view online videos in a popup window so they can browse the web while playing videos. Popup videos are supported when your HTML5 Video uses the Samsung Internet for Android default control. Popup Video is available from Samsung Internet for Android 4.0.
Samsung Internet for Android 4.0 manages a separate history list for online videos. Users can revisit videos more easily with the video history list. This list is also shared with Samsung Internet for Gear VR (version 1.0 and above) so users can view their favorite videos with a single click, in a more immersive environment.
With the Video Assistant introduced in Samsung Internet for Android 4.2, users can easily switch between the various viewing modes. The floating Video Assistant controller appears when the user starts playing an online video.
Users can watch spherical 360˚ videos online with Samsung Internet for Android 4.2.
Here are some features provided by Samsung Internet for Android that will let web pages act more like native applications or let applications show web contents more smoothly.
"Add shortcut to home screen" lets users launch and explore web pages as if they were native applications. In addition, Samsung Browser recommends shortcut installation for sites frequently visited by the user via notification banners.
Applications needed to use Android WebView or launch external web browsers to let users view web contents. Starting from Samsung Internet for Android 4.0, you can use Custom Tabs in your app to use Samsung Internet for Android in a more integrated way when showing web contents.
Starting from version 4.0 Samsung Internet for Android supports W3C Push API. Your web sites can give push notifications to users just like native applications.
You can use W3C Service Workers API in Samsung Internet for Android 4.0 and above. Service Worker API allows you to develop web apps that work offline-first and support background processing.
Samsung Internet for Android provides extensions so users can utilize useful services for a more pleasant browsing experience.
Starting from 4.0, Samsung Internet for Android allows 3rd party apps to provide filters for Content Blocking. You can let users browse the web without unnecessary content cluttering their screens.
Supported from Samsung Internet for Android 4.2, Web Content Provider lets 3rd party apps suggest interesting contents to users. Don’t let your users miss viewing your useful contents!
It’s a small world, but we still have our differences!
Samsung Internet for Android tries to understand local trends and cultures, and provides features that let users access their favorite sites more easily.
In addition to Quick Access page being customized to reflect regional preferences, we are consistently trying to better understand our users and support region specific features when necessary.
Samsung Internet 4.2 – Galaxy Note7.
Samsung Internet 4.0 – Galaxy S7+, S7, Note5, S6 Edge+, S6 Edge, S6, S6 Active, Note4, S5, S5 Neo, S5 Active, S5 Sports, S5 LTE A, Note3, S4, S4 Duos, S4 Active, S4 LTE A, A7, A8, A5x, A7x, and A9x.
Samsung Internet 3.0 –Galaxy Note5, S6 Edge+, S6 Edge, and S6
You need at least Android 5.0 for Samsung Internet 3.x, and 4.x.
Please send an e-mail to email@example.com for technical support or inquiries about business collaborations.
Optimized Web Browsing for Gear VR
Samsung Internet for Gear VR lets you browse the web and enjoy contents in an immersive environment. Browse the web on a big screen, just as if you were at the theater.
In the first official version of Samsung Internet for Gear VR, the overall UX design was changed to adopt merits of existing PC and mobile browsers. Consequently providing more familiarity to, and reducing dizziness of users. Now Samsung Internet for Gear VR 4.2 brings more convenience and immersiveness to you.
One of Samsung Internet’s main goals is to provide better integration among various Samsung devices. Following that goal, Samsung Internet for Gear VR provides features such as continuous experience when switching to and from Samsung Internet for Android, and synchronized Video History.
Connecting Gear VR to your mobile device with any web page or Full screen video open on Samsung Internet for Android, will let you continuously view the same contents using Samsung Internet for Gear VR.
Samsung Internet for Gear VR provides several features to make your VR web browsing easy and intuitive.
Samsung Internet for Gear VR provides the same helpful features as Samsung Internet for Android such as Quick Access, Bookmarks and Tab Manager to give you a familiar experience. Use the import button to bring the bookmarks from Samsung Internet for Android to Samsung Internet for Gear VR.
Samsung Internet for Gear VR manages a separate history list for online videos. Users can revisit videos more easily with the video history list. The mode each video was viewed in is also saved, so users don’t need to select the viewing mode again. The video history list from Samsung Internet for Android is synced in a separate list for easy access in Samsung Internet for Gear VR.
The floating Video Assistant available on Samsung Internet for Android is also in Samsung Internet for Gear VR. Visible while playing videos, Video Assistant lets you switch viewing modes more easily.
You can browse and open local images and videos stored on you mobile device with our file explorer. When viewing these files in fullscreen mode, you can select the proper viewing mode to best enjoy your contents.
Samsung Internet for Gear VR 4.2 comes with USB OTG support. Users can connect their USB storage to Gear VR and view contents saved on it right from our web browser.
Gear VR models with USB OTG Support: SM-R323
To make text input intuitive and easy, Samsung Internet for Gear VR provides an on-screen keyboard and voice input.
Starting from version 4.2 Samsung Internet for Gear VR supports multi-language. The language can be changed from the Settings menu on the on-screen keyboard. And special characters can be input by long-pressing keys.
English, French, Italian, German, Korean, Portuguese, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and Russian
Turn on Gaze Mode in Settings, and you’ll be able to select menus just by ‘gazing’ at them for a few seconds. You can use Samsung Internet for Gear VR menus without even moving a finger.
Samsung Internet for Gear VR supports Bluetooth devices so users will have more options for convenient input. By connecting Bluetooth devices to your Galaxy device and launching Samsung Internet for Gear VR, you can browse the web more easily in VR environment.
In version 4.2.0-14, support for Samsung Gear S3 devices is added so users with Gear S3 devices can click and scroll easily without additional Bluetooth devices. In order to use your Gear S3 with Samsung Internet for Gear VR, you need to install the “VR Remote” app on it. “VR Remote” can be installed from the Gear App store.
Bluetooth Gamepad (Samsung EI-GP20)
Analog stick: scroll web pages and Tab list
One dot button: Select
Two dot button: Go back
Bluetooth Mouse (Supported on Android M OS and above)
Mouse move: pointer move like desktop PC
Left click: Select
Right click: Go back
Swipe: Scroll web pages or Tab list
Rotate Bezel: Go to prev/next page in menus with several pages (ex. Video History and Change Background)
Back Key: Go back
Samsung Internet for Gear VR lets you enjoy the web in any position you prefer. Whenever you end up looking at blank space, the “Tap touchpad to reposition screen” message will appear, and you will be able to reorient the screen by selecting the message. Now that you can always align Samsung Internet for Gear VR’s screen to your focus, you can even use it while lying down.
Just like other Gear VR contents, you can enjoy videos from the web in an immersive environment. Watch any HTML5 video from the web on a mega sized screen.
The Video Controller of Samsung Internet for Gear VR is launched when users select fullscreen mode for videos. Press the ‘Mode’ button to select the type of video you are watching.
Watch spherical 360˚/180˚ videos uploaded to websites. Get absorbed into any 360˚/180˚ content on-line. Take virtual trips to whenever and wherever!
Samsung Internet for Gear VR supports streaming side-by-side 3D videos. You can enjoy all 3D videos on the web in a virtual theater.
Starting from version 4.0, Samsung Internet for Gear VR supports Streaming 3D 360˚ videos. Experience increased realism with 3D and 360˚ combined!
For HTML5 videos with the dimension parameter defines, Samsung Internet for Gear VR will play the video without prompting the user for Video mode selection.
Supported dimension types are:
dimension=3d-lr: Side-by-Side 3D Video
dimension=3d-tb: Top-to-bottom 3D Video
dimension=360: 360˚ Video
dimension=360-lr: Side-by-side 3D 360˚ Video
dimension=360-tb: Top-to-bottom 3D 360˚ Video
dimension=180: 180˚ Video
dimension=180-lr: Side-by-side 3D 180˚ Video
dimension=180-tb: Top-to-bottom 3D 180˚ Video
(ex) <video controls src="360video.mp4" type="video/mp4; dimension=360-lr;">
Samsung Internet for Gear VR supports HTML5 Fullscreen mode. When viewing images in Fullscreen with Samsung Internet for Gear VR, users can switch to viewing modes supported for Videos. Try out this feature with your 3D or 360˚ images!
Samsung Internet for Gear VR 4.2 supports 3D audio while 360˚ videos are being played. 3D audio applies effects based on the direction you are looking at to make your virtual environment feel more realistic.
Samsung Internet for Gear VR 4.2 lets web contents change the skybox – which is the background image or images surrounding the VR user space. Users and web developers can choose the best skybox that goes with the content to get a more immersive experience.
Samsung Internet for Gear VR will automatically detect web pages that use the WebVR API when they are loaded, and prompt users to enable WebVR when the page is loaded. You can also enable or disable Web VR from the “Labs” menu.
Samsung Internet for Gear VR is available for download in Oculus Store.
Supported devices are:
Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge with Gear VR.
Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for technical support or inquiries about business collaborations.
You can send user feedback by selecting [MORE] -> [Send feedback] menu in Samsung Internet for Android. Or go to https://help.content.samsung.com/csweb/ticket/createQuestionTicket.do and select 'Internet for Samsung Galaxy'; in the 'Service' field.
Install “Samsung Internet for Android” from Google Play.
As of March, 2016, upgrade to Samsung Internet for Android 4 through app markets is supported for Galaxy S7+, S7, Note5, S6 Edge+, S6 Edge, S6, S6 Active, Note4, S5, S5 Neo, S5 Active, S5 Sports, S5 LTE A, Note3, S4, S4 Duos, S4 Active, S4 LTE A, A7, A8, A5x, A7x, and A9xwith Android 5.0 and above.
Samsung Internet for Android 4 is also included in the over the air upgrade for Android M OS. Upgrade for more Galaxy devices via public app markets will be supported in the near future.
The version info can be checked through [MORE] -> [Settings] -> [About Internet] menu. For versions that do not have that menu, you can check the version by looking at the App info for “Internet” in Android Application Manager.