Release Notes

Release Note (Android)

Introduction

  • Release Version

    11.2.2.3 Stable

  • Release Date

    May 27, 2020

  • Release Contents

    APK Samsung Internet for Android is available in public app markets - Samsung Galaxy Store and Google Play - for phones and tablets running Android 5.0 and above.

    Some versions may only be available as preloaded apps on Samsung Galaxy devices, in which cases will be stated so in the Change History.

    Documents Samsung Internet for Android Web Developer Guide
    Samsung Internet for Android Extension Developer Guide

    Change History

    • Fix crashes related to web-site login
    • Fix ghost notifications of file downloads
    • Stability and security improvements
    • Smart protection
    • Support for more buttons in Customize menu
    • Increase max number of open tabs to 99
    • Additional search engines
    • Address & card sync via Samsung Pass
    • News notifications (India and China)
    • Usability enhancements for tablet devices
    • Fix popup-zoomer bug for desktop web sites
    • Fix loading error for bookmarked web sites
    • More stabilization and bug fixes
    • Stabilization and bug fixes

    Preloaded on Samsung Galaxy devices with Android 10

    • One UI 2.0 support
    • Credential Management API support
    • Extensions (Android M OS and above, Galaxy Store Required)
    • Web engine is upgraded to Chromium 75.3770
    • Video Assistant
    • Allowed Apps settings
    • Customize menu
    • Setting for Tab Bar
    • New UI for Tab manager
    • Category settings for News Notifications (US Only)
    • Quick Suggest News (India Only)
    • Stabilization and bug fixes
    • Stabilization and bug fixes
    • Quick Access sync
    • Stabilization and bug fixes

    Preloaded on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and more devices released after Aug, 2019

    • Web engine is upgraded to Chromium 71.3578
    • QR Code reader
    • Tab Manager enhancements for Tablet devices
    • Web Push Notification manager
    • Per tab history navigation
    • Video autoplay settings
    • Rename homescreen shortcuts
    • Pause/Resume during "Save all images"
    • Bug fixes for dark mode and Secure Auto login in DeX
    • YouTube video seek with double tap gesture
    • Memory optimization
    • Smart Anti-Tracking
    • Save all images
    • Stabilization and bug fixes

    Preloaded on Samsung Galaxy devices with Android P

    • One UI support
    • Web engine is upgraded to Chromium 67.3396
    • Download Manager improvements
    • Quick Access sync via 'Smart Switch' (between devices with version 8.2 and above)
    • Stabilization and bug fixes

    Preloaded on Samsung Galaxy Note 9 devices and more devices release after Aug, 2018

    • Web engine is upgraded to Chromium 63.3239
    • Download Manager improvements
      • Add the setting to turn on/off the download confirmation popup
      • Fix the bug for downloading files into the root folder
    • Reader mode enhancements
    • Stabilization and bug fixes
    • Protected Browsing
    • URL bar layout improvements
    • Stabilization and bug fixes
    • Preloaded on Samsung Galaxy devices with Android O*
    • Web engine is upgraded to Chromium 59.3071
    • Download manager
    • Stabilization and bug fixes

    Available in Galaxy Store and Google Play for all phones and tablets running Android 5.0 and above

    • Night mode improvement
    • High contrast mode
    • Instant App support
    • Tracking Blocker
    • Downloadable Browser Bookmark sync

    Preloaded on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and more devices release after Sep, 2017

    • Web engine is upgraded to Chromium 56.2924

    Available in Samsung Galaxy Store and Google Play for Samsung Galaxy, Nexus and Pixel phones running Android 5.0 and above.

    • Swift key support
    • Performance enhancements and Bug fixes

    Available in Samsung Galaxy Store and Google Play for Samsung Galaxy, Nexus and Pixel phones running Android 5.0 and above.

    • Tab navigation with swipe gesture
    • Quick Menu
    • Enhanced Navigation Page (China only)
    • Content Blocker Status UI (in menu)

    Preloaded on Samsung Galaxy 8 and more devices released after Feb, 2017

    • Samsung Dex Support
    • CloseBy
    • Web Payment-Deep integration with Samsung Pay
    • Progressive Web App indication badge

    Available on Samsung Galaxy Store for Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S7 devices in Europe and USA. Also included in the firmware upgrade to Android N

    • Web Payment
    • Enhanced video assistant
    • Web engine is upgraded to Chromium 51.2704

    Available in Samsung Galaxy Apps and Google Play store 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

    • Iris Scanner Support in Secret Mode and Web Auto Login
    • Web Content Provider Extension
    • QR Code reader
    • Video Assistant
    • 360° Video Support

    Available in Samsung Galaxy Apps and Google Play store 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

    • Text size setting for web pages

    Included in the Android M OS upgrade release for Samsung Galaxy devices

    • Secret Mode
    • Content Cards
    • Floating Video
    • Video History
    • Web Push
    • Service Workers
    • Custom Tabs
    • Content Blocker Extension
    • Web Engine is upgraded to Chromium 44.2403
    • Quick Access
    • Navigation Page
    • Shortcut Promotion Banner
    • Audio Notification
    • Data Saving Mode
    • Web Engine is upgraded to Chromium 38.2125

    Known Issues

    • There are currently no known issues.

    Features

    • Open Tabs and Bookmark Sync

    • Reader Mode

    • Saved Pages

    • SPen features

    • Ultra Power Saving Mode

    • Secure Web Auto Login

    • KNOX Support

    Release Note (Gear VR)

    Introduction

    • Release Version

      5.6.00-9

    • Release Date

      Aug 17, 2018

    • Release Contents

      APK Samsung Internet for Gear VR is available for download in Oculus Store.

    Change History

    • Support Oculus Go.
    • Fix out of sync audio in Youtube video.
    • DNLA Support.
    • Improved Performance of Fullscreen Video to Reduce Battery Consumption.
    • Improved Quality of Fullscreen Video.
    • Add JIGSAW content with Virtual Room powered by Unity.
    • Secret mode.
    • Content Blockers.
    • Related Video Recommendation.
    • Update Change Background Image “360Cities”.
    • Improved WebVR performance.
    • More bigger screen sizes.
    • Supports media scanning and folder structure in “My Files”.
    • Featured Media.
    • Gear VR Controller Support.
    • Mirroring with TV.
    • Change Background (with Open JSON API).
    • USB OTG Support.
    • SkyBox Setting.
    • On-screen keyboard Multi-language support.
      • English, French, Italian, German, Korean, Portuguese, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, and Russian.
    • Streaming 180° Video.
    • Video Assistant.
    • Support updated JavaScript APIs for WebVR (reflect the specification version Editor’s Draft, 1 April 2016).
    • Seamless integration with Samsung Internet for Android.
    • Video History.
    • Bluetooth Device Support.
    • Reorientation.
    • Streaming 3D 360° Video Support.
    • HTML5 Video Dimension Type Support.
    • 3D/360° Image Support.
    • Web Engine version is Chromium 44.2403.

    Known Issues

    • There are currently no known issues.

    Features

    • Streaming 360° Video Support

    • Streaming 3D Video Support