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Chrome is the default on Jelly Bean OS. When I bought Nexus 7 tablet it came preinstalled with JB, but when my Galaxy Nexus got upped the old stock browser is still present.

How can I get rid of the stock browser on Galaxy Nexus in JB? Is it at all possible?


This does not really remove the app from your device, but "freezes" it (i.e. makes it "hidden", so it no longer shows up in your App Drawer etc.):

From your Homescreen, open the menu and go to Settings → Apps → Browser, and there hit Disable.

If you later decide you want it back: Same path, and Enable it again.

  • Be sure to install Chrome first, so that you actually have a browser... Sep 9 '12 at 0:02
  • @MichaelHampton: No worries about that. I have Chrome and Firefox as well. Although not liking any of these on GNex. Chrome on Nex7 is very similar to desktop experience and I like it lots! Sep 9 '12 at 0:18

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