BEACON TRANSCRIPT – In an age filled with annoying pop-ups and surfing on the internet becomes and excruciating experience, the need for top-notch ad blocker is becoming direr. Apple understood the consequence of too many ads popping up the same page and along with its iOS 9 introduced an ad blocking support. Even Samsung rolls out ad blocking feature for their newest handsets.
Threading closely in the footsteps of tech giant Apple, which introduced ad blocking support for handsets running iOS 9.0, Samsung launched its own version of the software. According to Samsung, the ad blocking software package was developed by a South Korean tech company, and it will be compatible with the latest versions of the Samsung Browser.
So, if you are thinking of sprucing up you browser a bit, then you can’t use Samsung’s ad blocker outside its dedicated Internet browser. This also can be construed as a clever move from Samsung to catch up with other internet browsers which feature ad blocking support such as Google Chrome and Safari for iOS.
Despite the fact that the Samsung browser scored over 10 million downloads in Google Play, not counting the handset which came out of the box with a pre-installed browser, the little tyke still has some fighting to do in order to dethrone the king of all internet browsers.
According to a survey posted by Net Application, Chrome still remains the top choice when it comes to fast and reliable mobile internet browsers.
After the tech giant made the grand announcement, many developers have begun to design ad blockers which are compatible with Samsung’s own browser. If we take a closer gander in Samsung store, we can clearly see that the most popular ad blocker out there are Adblock Fast and Crystal, both of them being retrofitted to accommodate the Samsung browser’s newest version.
The tech giant mentioned that Android users running Lollypop or higher versions of the OS can now use the ad block feature with their Samsung browser.
So, Samsung rolls out ad blocking feature, and everybody out there is fearing that someday these kind of software will take away their livelihood. Well, it is true that such a software is unable to discriminate between the good ads and the bad ads. But, there is a little option out there which is called “exceptions”. By clicking on it, you could teach the software to not block the ads from a certain site.
The Crystal ad blocker is capable of blocking ads, malware and tracking technology while the Adblock Fast has several blocking filters and it is also compatible with other browsers such as Safari, Chrome and Opera.
Users have confirmed that by using an ad block feature, the browsing speed increases by 50 percent.