Samsung Internet browser was downloaded more than a billion times, and Microsoft urged to forget about Internet Explorer

Samsung Internet browser was downloaded more than a billion times, and Microsoft urged to forget about Internet Explorer

Samsung Internet browser sets records, while Internet Explorer has new problems

In the world of high technology recently appeared several news related to Internet browsers of different formats.

Samsung is celebrating another achievement. Recently, the company introduced to the market a new user interface for smartphones based on Android, and now reported a record number of downloads of mobile browser Samsung Internet Browser — the application from the online store Google Play downloaded more than a billion times. Such indicators can be proud of — in January 2019, there were only 28 "billion" programs in the market.

Another news from the world of browsers came from Microsoft. The Corporation urged users to abandon the use of "old man" Internet Explorer because of its relevance to modern needs. It seems that the existence of once the main browser of the world came to an end

Samsung Internet Browser: what led to success

Samsung Internet browser, in the development of which the company used the Korean Chromium engine, appeared in the market in the summer of 2017. The first 500 million downloads the app received in early 2018, and now reached the mark of 1 billion downloads. This is more than the total number of downloads of popular browsers Mozilla Firefox and Opera.

It is important to note that the Samsung Internet browser is initially installed on all smartphones of the company, unlike the competitors mentioned above. But even without this detail, the performance of the application is impressive. However, it is still far from Google Chrome. The world's most popular browser passed the billion level back in 2015, so as of today it could have been downloaded 3 or even 4 billion times.

Microsoft asked to abandon Internet Explorer

Chief of cybersecurity department at Microsoft Chris Jackson through the corporation's blog post hinted that Internet Explorer should not be used anymore.

The specialist insists that, in fact, IE is no longer a browser as such, but simply an existing solution for interacting with legacy-content. The program has long since fallen short of the web standard, and most applications may not be compatible with Internet Explorer.

Recall that the operating system Windows 10 has a new browser Microsoft — Edge.