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Samsung Internet browser finally comes to Windows PCs!

Samsung Internet is one of the best browser apps available for Android devices, even surpassing Google Chrome in some areas. It is very fast and has a number of useful features, but it has had the limitation of not having a desktop version.

But that is changing today: Samsung has launched Samsung Internet for Windows! The app is available on the Microsoft Store, and it works on all Windows PCs and laptops, not just the ones made by Samsung.

Samsung Internet for desktop has been a long time coming

The biggest benefit Samsung Internet on a desktop operating system will provide is the syncing of browsing data between your phone and PC, the lack of which has prevented many users from using Samsung Internet as their primary browser app on their phones and tablets.

Samsung Internet Windows

Unfortunately, Samsung hasn’t yet implemented full-fledged sync support on Samsung Internet for Windows. While you can log in with your Samsung account, only browsing history, bookmarks, saved pages and open tabs can be synced at this time. Password syncing is not available, which hopefully won’t remain the case for long.

The first time you run Samsung Internet on Windows, you can import browsing history, bookmarks/favorites, and search engines from other browsers, including Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. You can also import bookmarks using an HTML file.

Samsung Internet Windows

As for other features, Samsung Internet on Windows has ad blocker support, a secret (incognito) mode, extension support, light and dark mode themes, and a few others. Since Samsung Internet is based on the open-source Chromium project like Chrome and Microsoft Edge, it should support extensions and add-ons that work on those browsers. In fact, you’re taken to the Chrome Web Store when selecting the Add-ons button in Samsung Internet, though at this time, the install button for all extensions is greyed out.

The browser’s performance needs improvements

Performance of Samsung Internet on Windows is pretty lackluster. Scrolling is very laggy, as if the browser doesn’t support even a 60Hz refresh rate, let alone the higher refresh rates that can be found on modern desktop monitors. It’s in stark contrast to the Android version of the app, so Samsung clearly has work to do.

To check out Samsung Internet on your PC, visit this link to install it via the Microsoft Store. As mentioned earlier, you can install it on any PC or laptop. A Galaxy laptop is not required and neither is any specific hardware, but you need to be on Windows 10 or Windows 11.

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