Samsung Internet Gets One UI Cosmetic Change With Dark Mode Support

Samsung Internet is updating its brand and icon, and these changes will be rolling out slowly wherever you see the Samsung Internet brand. The new icon fits together with the other Samsung OneUI app icons but also maintains our brand consistency.

The new UI shifts a lot of the user-accessible menus and functions to the bottom of the screen, making them more convenient for one-handed operation. There’s also compatibility with the very anticipated “Night mode”, which sets the UI on the system wide apps to a dark theme. You can see the updated UI below!

Samsung standard UI (left) , Samsung Internet One UI with dark mode support(right)

As a related additional feature, you can turn on “Dark mode” for your websites if you are using the OneUI “Night mode”. This feature comes really handy when you are browsing the web at night or in dark places. What it does is that it automatically changes the displayed webpage and renders with a dark theme. As an example, look at the image below of our about page to see how it changes once this option is activated in the settings.

Dark Mode Presentation

Samsung is also bring a new experimental tracking protection technology: Smart Anti-Tracking, (built in-house by team in Bangalore) .

With Smart Anti-Tracking, we use on-device machine learning to identify third-party domains that have the capability to track users. Such domains are denied access to cookies when they appear under other websites as third-parties. By denying access to cookies, we make it harder for such third-party domains to be able to track a user across multiple sites. We also de-prioritize resource loading for such third-party tracker domains so that benign resources load faster.

“Ancil George” described this technology as: “we look for tracker signals or features in resource requests made, using these features the pre-trained ML model embedded in Samsung Internet infers at runtime if its a tracker domain.”

Currently you can activate Smart Anti-Tracking via the settings menu by following the below steps:

Settings ➡️Privacy and Security ➡️Smart anti-tracking.

You can download this new beta here, and let us know what you think!


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