I would like to run the stock Android Browser app on a Nexus 7 (2013) tablet to make sure that websites that I develop will work properly in the stock Browser. However, a Nexus 7 (2013) tablet comes with Chrome pre-installed and not the stock Browser.

Is there a way to install the stock Browser app onto a Nexus 7 (2013) tablet without unlocking or rooting it?


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Link to stock browser apk

The link contains the apk for the stock browser. Alternatively, as you have chosen you can build the stock browser from source also.

How to build stock browser from source code, stackoverflow

Generally you can also use the for testing the browser, but not if you need multi touch and other 'phone' related functionality.

Chrome is now the stock browser for devices, and most OEMs (manufacturers) include their own version of the browser.

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