Even though the large majority of Samsung’s devices run on Google’s Android operating system, the South Korean tech giant is slowly but surely trying to move away from it. In fact, Samsung doesn’t hide its wish to move out the of Android ecosystem at all. Samsung already developed its own operating system known as Tizen and it plans on installing it on all future devices.
Google pre-installs Chrome as the default browser for Android mobile smartphones. However, this is not the case for Samsung smartphones since they feature the company’s own “Internet app”. This app goes by the rather simplistic name of Samsung internet and it provides Galaxy smartphone owners with a premium browsing experience.
As if this app wasn’t enough, Samsung has also developed a special VR edition of this app. Samsung Internet VR can be found on the Oculus Gear VR store and it enables users to browse the web while in VR mode. Also, worth mentioning is that this special browser is supported only by the Samsung Gear VR headset.
Samsung Internet VR Update
The reason we are talking about the VR edition of Samsung’s browser today is because a new APK update is available for download. This new update can be downloaded right now and it brings the app’s build number up to v5.4.00.10. Moreover, the APK weighs in at 53.29MB and its targeted for Android 7.0 Nougat powered devices but it also runs on a minimum of Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Whenever people hear about new updates they instantly think of cool and innovative features, especially since this is a VR app. Sadly, this isn’t the case since this update only contains a bunch of bug fixes. However, these bug fixes are quite necessary since they prevent annoying app crashes from happening.