The story of the mysterious Samsung app that disappeared from the Microsoft Store

This is about browsers and disappearances.

The story of the mysterious Samsung app that disappeared from the Microsoft Store
Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

  • Updated:

A mysterious Samsung Internet application has been removed from the Microsoft Store, with no clue as to why it was there in the first place.


Samsung Internet is a Chromium-based browser, similar to Edge and Google Chrome, and it became famous a few weeks ago due to an unusual listing in the Microsoft Store for a Windows version of the Android browser.

However, MSPoweruser reports that starting today, January 15, 2024, the application is no longer listed or accessible in the Microsoft Store. Samsung and Microsoft have not yet made any official statements about this peculiar situation.

And while it is quite strange to see the name Samsung Internet in the Microsoft Store, there are some possible explanations for what might have happened.

What happened to the Samsung browser?

Since there was no announcement before the app was available in the store, its appearance in November 2023 could have been an unintentional release. For example, MSPoweruser suggests that, since the app was only available in Korean without translation, it could have been launched before it was ready.

It is also possible that it was part of a more specific regional release – hence the option of only Korean – that could have reached outside the specified region.

The exact reason why the application has disappeared is still unclear, although it leans towards our suspicion that it may have been an accidental release. According to Sammobile, who spent some time with the application before it was removed, it lacked several key features that one would expect to find in a regular browser and was notably slow most of the time it was in use.

Google Chrome DOWNLOAD

We will keep you informed if the mysterious application returns to the Microsoft Store soon or if Samsung has something to say about it.

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Journalist specialized in technology, entertainment and video games. Writing about what I'm passionate about (gadgets, games and movies) allows me to stay sane and wake up with a smile on my face when the alarm clock goes off. PS: this is not true 100% of the time.

Latest from Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Editorial Guidelines