Samsung, known for integrating its Samsung Internet browser in every Galaxy smartphone, surprisingly holds only about 3% of the browser market share according to a Statcounter report. In a strategic move to enhance its presence, Samsung has introduced a PC version of its browser for Windows-based computers, now available on the Microsoft Store.
This new initiative by Samsung brings its in-house browser to a wider audience, aiming to increase its market footprint. The Windows version of Samsung Internet is particularly intriguing for its capability to sync browsing data such as history, bookmarks, and open tabs between a user's phone and PC. This feature is designed to bridge the gap that previously deterred users from adopting Samsung Internet on their smartphones.
Samsung Internet Browser now on Windows PCs
While the Windows version of Samsung Internet is in its nascent stages, it already allows users to sign in with their Samsung account. However, it's worth noting that some syncing capabilities, like password synchronization, are not yet available.
Samsung Internet on Windows incorporates some of the features from its Android counterpart, such as an ad-blocker and anti-tracking functionalities. However, users of the Android version may notice the absence of certain features, like the translator tool for foreign languages. A significant advantage of the Windows version is its compatibility with the Chrome Web Store, allowing users to add various extensions and customize their browsing experience. Despite these additions, the Windows version of Samsung Internet is more basic compared to its Android counterpart.