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[Update: New privacy features] Samsung Internet 10.2 beta adds toolbar customization and mobile tab bar, reinstates video assistant

The beta channel of Samsung’s third party browser, aptly named Samsung Internet Browser Beta, has been chugging along on its 10th major iteration since August, and last week, the bar was raised again. 

Beta version 10.2 comes packed with a generous helping of new features:

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[Update: File size confusion] Clear gigabytes of cached Chrome storage you probably forgot existed

If you're like me using an Android device, you probably browse the web with Chrome because it exists in plain sight and does the job you want it to do (and if you're not me, we've got an article for you). What it doesn't do a good job of, though, is telling you just how much stuff the sites you visit are caching into your phone — which will be particularly stressful for those surviving on 32GB, 16GB, or even 8GB disks. Fortunately, you can do something about it.

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The best web browsers for Android

You probably don't think much about the web browser on your phone. No matter what browser you've grown accustomed to using, there are plenty of other options that might improve your experience. Unlike Apple, which requires all third-party browsers to use the Safari rendering engine (and doesn't allow other browsers to be the system default), Google allows any web browser with any engine to be published to the Play Store ⁠— giving Android phones and tablets more options for browsing the web than any iOS device.

In the post, we'll go over some of the best web browsers available for Android.

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Samsung Internet 10 enters beta with newer Chromium base [APK Download]

Samsung Internet is one of the best web browsers available for Android, thanks to its speedy Chromium-based engine and impressive feature base. Version 9.4 arrived last month, and now a beta release of Samsung Internet v10 is now available.

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Firefox 67 for Android adds Search widget, removes Guest Session feature [APK Download]

While Mozilla works on a rewritten version of Firefox for Android, the current browser is still seeing minor improvements. Firefox 67 is now available for Android, and its major new feature is none other than a home screen widget.

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It's easier to swap between browsers on Android Q Beta 3

Android Q is changing how default applications work. The new 'Roles' function allows apps to automatically gain certain relevant permissions when they become the default for a certain function. In a similar vein, the menu for selecting which browser to use has been slightly improved.

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Mozilla outlines plan to replace Firefox for Android with 'Fenix'

Firefox for Android hasn't received much attention lately from Mozilla — but for good reason. The company has been working on a new 'Fenix' browser designed to eventually replace the current Android Firefox browser. As part of an effort to shift all resources to the new browser, Firefox for Android will start to wind down in the coming months.

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Microsoft releases first builds of Chromium-based Edge browser

Following 23 years of developing its own browser engine, Microsoft announced late last year that the company's Edge browser would use Google Chrome (or more specifically, Chromium) as a base. Early builds leaked online in March, and now the first official packages are available.

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Xiaomi's new Mint Browser wants to freshen your browsing experience

Android users are spoiled for choice when it comes to browser alternatives, from the more well known Firefox Focus, UC Browser, and Microsoft Edge, to the more niche Brave Browser and Puffin. We now how one more option — Xiaomi's Mint Browser, which boasts low storage and memory requirements.

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Microsoft Edge on Windows will soon be based on Chromium, just like the Android version

23 years after the first version of Internet Explorer was released, Microsoft has given up developing its own web browser — sort of. After a few days of rumors and speculation, the company confirmed yesterday that Microsoft Edge is being rebuilt, and the new version will be based on Chromium (the open source version of Google Chrome).

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