Samsung’s forgotten web browser now runs on the latest Galaxy smartwatches

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Everyone has a favorite internet browser, right? Google Chrome and Safari are staples, Firefox is still kicking around, and Microsoft Edge has somehow established itself as a beloved underdog. But when it comes to surfing the web on your smartwatch, the options are pretty limited. By bringing its own browser to its latest smartwatch, Samsung can make things easier for smartwatch wearers and remind people of the existence of the browser.

as seen 9to5google, ns samsung internet browser Now available on Google Play Store for Samsung smartwatches using Wear OS, such as Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic. browser is already Available The company’s older Tizen-powered watches, such as the Galaxy Watch Active 2, and Samsung’s Web Surfer are also available on its phones and tablets. In fact, Samsung devices often come preloaded with apps, but since many also run Android, and thus come with Google Chrome, Samsung’s option often goes unused—or even someone’s. Doesn’t get noticed.

But the requirements for watch-based Web surfing are slightly different, and as detailed by 9to5Google, searching the Internet on your wrist may be easier than you think with the Samsung Internet Browser. For example, you can swipe diagonally left or right to grab a webpage. Swiping up reveals handy features like the ability to bookmark, zoom, or send a webpage to your phone. The Search button on Samsung’s Internet browser lets you access your favorite search engine, be it Google, DuckDuckGo, or Bing.

It’s a small step up of convenience for Wear OS users that’s in line with Google promise This year to make daily apps like its own Google Maps, YouTube and Google Pay more accessible on wearable devices. In the spring, Google also added tools for developers to build “new and revamped apps.”

Meanwhile, Samsung’s Internet browser may finally be getting a little more attention.

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