Samsung has released its in-house browser Samsung Internet in the new version 17.0 as a beta. The adjustments include requiring HTTPS as the standard and implementing new anti-tracking functions. Even if it is a beta, the download is basically free for everyone. You can find the app in the Play Store here.
Smart Anti-Tracking is now being highlighted, which can identify and remove trackers via machine learning (locally). There are two improvements to the existing functions in the new beta. For example, all client-side cookies are now allowed to expire after seven days to minimize permanent tracking. Smart anti-tracking is now also activated as a standard.
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According to Samsung, a privacy board is also new on the Quick Access Page. The privacy options are then bundled centrally here. Then there is the Live Text: Here OCR serves as the basis for extracting text from images and e.g. B. to have it translated. To do this, you long-press an image on a website, which takes you to the Live Text UI.
In addition, according to its own statements, Samsung has improved the search on websites. For example, you rely on “fuzzy matches”, so you can find similar strings even with imprecise search queries. In addition, the Storage Access API was still being worked on, but this is more relevant for developers.
Tab groups can also be created via drag & drop. Drag & Drop is also being used to move entries in bookmarks. In addition, the view in the bottom URL bar has been adjusted: If you tap on the URL bar here, you will now see it directly above the keyboard when editing.
Danish, Norwegian, Finnish and Vietnamese languages have also been added to the translator extensions. Are you using the Samsung web browser? Or do you use alternatives like Chrome or other proprietary apps?