Samsung’s internet browser may not be the most popular browser, but it has a loyal following among certain Samsung users. Samsung recently released version 14 of the mobile browser and it comes with several new features including anti-tracking, Flex Mode for foldable devices, pairing websites using App Pair, and other minor tweaks. You now also get support for the Coil web monetization site as it is available as a browser add-on so you can support creators, developers, publishers, etc.
If you have a foldable device, a benefit is using two halves of the screen for different tasks. Samsung’s internet browser now has a flexible video mode that allows you to view video content in the upper half and the lower half has the controls so you can have a more comfortable viewing experience. The browser also has enhanced privacy features for all devices, as its “intelligent anti-tracking” automatically detects websites that are trying to monitor it and prevents them from doing so.
Now you can also use App Pair to open multiple browsers at once so you can multitask while browsing, although this is unique to some Galaxy phones only. Another feature that is unique to phones with a stylus is the ability to handwrite a URL in the address bar and type in any other text box and it will be converted to text. For now, only the Galaxy Tab S7 with One UI 3.1 has this capability. The browser now also allows you to customize the font of the website you are viewing, but limited to devices that have Android M OS and higher.
Meanwhile, the Coil platform now supports Samsung’s internet browser. Kind of. It is not integrated into the browser itself, but is available as a free add-on. Your installation will activate streaming micro-streaks to creators, developers, publishers, and monetized platforms on the web. It will automatically detect these sites when you visit them and stream micropayments anonymously in real time. However, there is only a membership fee of $ 5 per month to make this happen.