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Samsung Internet gets grid layout for tab switcher and improved Galaxy Z Flip support

Just recently, Samsung Internet has had a major release that gave it autofill support from third-party password manager and a new Chromium engine, but the developers are already working hard on the next update, version 12.1. The latest beta browser adds a new grid view to the tab switcher, making it essentially the same interface that Google Chrome is already testing for many users.

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After installing or downloading the beta for the first time, and hitting the tab switcher icon, you are greeted with a prompt asking how you would like to display your tabs: list, cards, or chart. The grid is their new one. Depending on your display size or the density you have chosen in your device settings, you will either see them as large, card-like squares showing you two tabs at a time, or an interface of two tabs next to each other, showing up to six website previews at a time. The latter only shows up for me when I select a less dense display size on my Pixel in device settings, but this may be different for Samsung phones.

The changelog also mentions the addition of a context menu to the tab bar, which you can activate in settings under Appearance -> Show tabs below address bar. It’s now possible to long-press these tabs to make said context menu appear, giving you options to close all tabs, close other tabs, and pin or duplicate the current tab.

N A blog post, Samsung addresses additional additions. Tablets have been given a new layout option, which allows you to shift the toolbar to sit next to the address bar, making the browser behave more like one you see on a desktop. When you watch a video on the Z Flip, you now have the option of showing the video in the top half of the screen and having your controls in the bottom half.

You can get the latest beta release on the Play Store or over at APK Mirror. The current version has been available since the end of June, but Samsung has only now published the changelog, which pointed us to the UI change.

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