Samsung Internet 12 beta adds support for multiple password autofill apps
Samsung Internet is one of the most popular Chromium-based web browsers out there, as it packs in a number of additional features that you don’t get on Google Chrome. These include things like a built-in autoplay video blocker, the ability to block links that open apps, and much more. What’s even better is that the browser keeps getting new features ever so often. Most recently, a beta update for the browser introduced a privacy feature that helps you prevent sites that stop you from going back. Now, with the latest beta update, the Samsung Internet browser is getting support for multiple password autofill apps.
Up until now, one of the few drawbacks of using the Samsung Internet browser was that it only allowed you to store your login credentials in Samsung’s own cloud storage. This proved to be a bit of a hassle for people who depend on other password managers like LastPass. With the latest beta release, however, the browser is finally getting support for multiple password autofill apps.
As a recent report from Android Police points out, Samsung Internet beta 188.8.131.52 brings partial support for the Autofill API that was introduced with Android 8.0 Oreo. For the unaware, the Autofill API is designed to work equally well with any password manager you use. But since Samsung Internet is enforcing a whitelist system, it currently only supports 1Password, LastPass, and Dashlane. Google’s own password manager and Firefox Lockwise still aren’t supported in the latest update.
Along with the third-party password autofill app support, the latest beta release updates the rending engine to Chromium 79. This is a massive improvement over the Chromium 71 engine core that is currently in use on the stable channel. Sadly though, the browser doesn’t seem to support the dark themes provided by websites; a feature that was introduced in Chrome 76 last year and later improved in Chrome 77. According to the changelog on APK Mirror, the update also brings an option that will allow users to open links in secret mode from the context menu.
Via: Android Police