Samsung To Debut Galaxy S7 Feb. 21, Adds Ad Blocking To Android Phones

Samsung announced on Monday its “Galaxy Unpacked 2016” event with a virtual reality-focused teaser video. In addition to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, insider blog SamMobile reports that Samsung is likely to unveil a new VR camera dubbed the “Gear 360.”

The company has also added ad-blocking software to all of its Android devices.  The software is built in to the default Samsung web browser that ships on its devices, and automatically blocks ads from appearing on web pages. This new ad-blocking software was added through a recent software update.

News of Samsung’s ad blocker comes just months after Apple enabled support for content blockers in its iOS 9 software, which runs on most iPhones and iPads. In iOS 9, users can download ad-blocking software to stop ads from showing up in web pages while surfing via Apple’s Safari browser.

Samsung’s “Galaxy Unpacked 2016” event will be held on Feb. 21 in Barcelona.