I need a browser that supports websocket and full screen mode and where I can set a default homepage.

The device that I am using is Rikomagic MK802 III. I am using a startup program to open a browser in full screen mode with a default URL when the machine is booted.

The default stock Android browser works fine, but does not support websocket. It also does not have a very good support for JavaScript.

Next, I tried with Chrome, Firefox and Opera. All of them support websocket and works fine. But none of them have a provision to set a default homepage and full screen also is not supported.

However I found an add-on in Firefox that supports full screen, but don't know how to make this a default behavior when the browser is opened. Setting default homepage is still a problem.

Please suggest me what option I am left with. Is there any workaround ?

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    There is another addon, but somehow it is not supported for Firefox 18 and above. addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/my-homepage – user644745 Dec 4 '12 at 10:30
  • Wow, I'm looking for the same solution and even using the same hardware. Are SureFox and SureLock the apps you're currently using to open the URL fullscreen on startup? If not, please share what you're using, and give them a shot - might be what you're looking for (though requires root, let me know if you need a hand with it since I documented the process last night.) – user24616 Dec 6 '12 at 4:57
  • Hi Mark, that would be great. You can share the document. Yes, finally I got Dolphin Browser to do the trick and I used "start" (play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.niwota.start) to start the browser at boot time. Now to hide bottom bar or system bar, we can use "hidebar" (play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=be.ppareit.hidebar). except for hidebar, I tried everything and it works. Hope this helps. – user644745 Dec 7 '12 at 6:03

I know that Chrome For Android (not the Android stock Browser) does have Websocket support, and you can set a default homepage, not sure about Fullscreen mode though.


I know that Dolphin was a web browser specifically designed for the Android Platform.

It was so successful it was then introduced for iOS devices.

I don't know if it will accomplish your needs, but if it can't then...

You can get it from Google Play Store.

Alternatively you may like to try Maxathon Cloud based Browser http://www.maxthon.com/

  • Does Dolphin support websocket ? I do not see this in en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebSocket – user644745 Dec 4 '12 at 15:19
  • @user644745: In my answer I stated "I don't know if it will accomplish your needs, but if it can't then..." – Simon Dec 4 '12 at 15:26
  • It supports websocket and I can set a default home page. trying to find out if i can make it full screen. – user644745 Dec 4 '12 at 16:16
  • @user644745: I hope it works out, as it was specifically made for Android. I know it was highly rated amongst Android users and thats why iOS users wanted a version of their own (which they eventualy got). Hopefully it will :) – Simon Dec 4 '12 at 17:56

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