Samsung's Android browser can now block ads

Ad blocking has become a big topic of conversation over the past couple of years, as some websites have overstepped the boundaries of civility, and instead decided to bombard Internet users with a naughty amount of ads. Not only do ads sometimes cause unwanted sadness, but they also sometimes make for a less than optimal browsing experience. Although Internet browsers for PCs have long had the means to block these unwanted nuisances, mobile browsers were still left open to fend for themselves when consuming content. While it did take some time, Apple first announced its intention to offer ad blocking in its latest iOS 9 update with many other platforms soon following. Now, it seems that Samsung has enabled ad blocking on its 'Samsung Internet' mobile browser.

The update, which has arrived on Samsung devices running Google's latest Marshmallow update, will now have the ability to block content. Those on older versions of Android will have to wait a little while longer as Samsung will offer the feature on its "Lollipop" handsets in the coming months. If you don't feel like waiting, you can take advantage of the AdBlock Plus or the AdBlock Plus browser that is available for Android.

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Source: The Verge

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