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Can the default browser be upgraded without upgrading the whole OS?

Can android 2.2 default browser be upgraded (without upgrading the whole OS) ? Unfortunately, it is not available through Android market as far as I know.
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difference between ninesky and ninesky cn

Ninesky is a browser for android. What is the difference between Ninesky and Ninesky CN?
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How can I prevent stock Android browser from loading last visited page?

Whenever I launch the stock Android browser (my phone's running Gingerbread), it loads the last visited page. If the last page was a 'heavy' one and I'm on a mobile connection, it can often slow down ...
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How to vibrate/ring on click of link

How can I make my samsung galaxy tab vibrate or ring when I click a link on a browser? thanks a lot for any help. :)
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How can I attach a web page to an email?

I need to send a web page as an email attachment using GMail, not as a link to the page, but the entire page saved and attached to the email. I don't see any way to do this with the Android web ...
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Launch browser with --option

In order to use the remote debugging WebKit's feature, I'd like to launch android's browser (from emulator) with the --remote-debugging-port option. How can I do this? Thank you.
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Google cache links in search results

When searching for something while the target is offline its most convenient to click on Google's cache link for that certain target or search result. But I don't see such link on my android phone ...
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A reader for big HTML files and/or zipped HTML bundles?

I'd like to read a moderately big HTML file - about 3M. Another option is to have it split in several interlinked HTMLs. Cool reader is the closest. Though it: either crashes/gets out of memory, I ...
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why can't I scroll Wikipedia pages horizontally?

I have found that Wikipedia pages with image content larger than my Droid X's screen size cannot be resized or scrolled horizontally, this means that these pictures are only partially visible. ...
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Nexus S: how can I control sites shown underneath stock browser search box?

The built-in web browser of my Nexus S has a cool feature: when I press the Search button, in addition to a text box where I can type a URL or search terms, there are 4 sites shown above the on-screen ...
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Browser's default search engine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change Android device's default search engine? I bought a Samsung Galaxy S II, and when I typed into the default search bar, it sent me and my search to the most ...
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Webpage not loading in the Android browser

I was checking out my website using the default Android (2.3.4) browser and the link to one of my PDFs is not loading and returns a "Web page not available" error. The URL http://www.ericperrets.info/...
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Android Browser Privacy Settings: “Clear cookies” and “clear cache”

I have a couple of questions about privacy and Android phones, though it probably relates to the windows phone as well and welcome the thoughts of any developers. Do the 'clear cookies' and or 'clear ...
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How can I change the Locale in the default browser?

I have a Nexus One with Android 2.3.3 and I use the default browser. My phone doesn't have "Swedish" as language setting, so I use English. But now when I use Google, I'm not redirected to the Swedish ...
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How to force load desktop version of website?

Mobile optimised websites are nice but it happens too often that they omit some crucial functionality. Is there a way how to cheat the browser detection or force-load the desktop version of any ...
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Upload a downloaded file

I downloaded a zip-file with the browser to my phone. Now I want to either upload it to a web site (form POST) or mail it as an attachment. In the stock browser (HTC Desire with Android 2.2) I can ...
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Save an image in Android browser

When I save an image from a WebPage in android browser, can you please tell me where does that go? Which directory does that file go? I tried mounting the phone to my computer, but I can't find that ...
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Is there a way to reduce the CPU and memory usage of the stock Browser?

The stock browser in Gingerbread 2.3.3 seems to take a lot of resources in terms of CPU and memory. This causes other apps, including the launcher, to be killed. Are there any steps I can take to ...
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How to bookmark an automatically redirecting link on the Android?

I am on page_1. There is a link_1 to page_2 that redirects to a random URL page_x. I cannot go to page_2 because I will not see its URL in the address bar (it redirects to page_x) I want to bookmark ...
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How to make URL coming in via Bluetooth open in browser? [closed]

When receiving an URL from Nokia phone, my Galaxy 3 shows the URL as text file and I need to first open it via Opera browser, then manually select the whole URL and only then I can open it all (for ...
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Manage specific cookies in Browser?

I would like to manage cookies in the Android browser beyond just "Clear cookie data". What I want to do, ideally, is have the ability to delete individual cookies from a list sorted by domain name, ...
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What does the yellow progress bar in stock browser means, while rendering downloading web page?

While rendering / downloading web page the stock browser shows moving yellow progress bar. It tends to start increasing from the left, at times increasing from the right, there are also gaps in the ...
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Can I get a mobile view for every web page on the Internet?

Is there an app that lets you view a tiny-screen-optimized version of any web page, whether or not it was coded with this in mind? Opera's "Mobile View" is like this, but it doesn't give satisfactory ...
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Is there any browser that allows to view the source? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I view source in the Android browser? I miss this feature. How to do that? Is it possible with the default browser?
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How can i switch to next field in web form using Android browser?

How can i switch to next field in web form using Android browser? There is no tab button, which Im using on my PC.
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Always open links from apps in a new browser tab

I often catch up on feeds (twitter/facebook/rss/email) when off line. There are often web links included that I want to check out, however, as far as I can tell, Android limits each link source ...
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Do Android Stock Browser, Firefox Mobile and Opera Mobile use proxy server to perform rendering

It is quite interesting to know that, Opera Mini is using Proxy Server to perform all the rendering work, instead of relying the phone itself to do it. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opera_Mini#...
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Default browser / update to support google cloud printing

Is the default browser on the android platform Chrome? And if so, does anyone have an idea how to update it or get it to work with the Google Cloud Printing? In the settings area I am not able to see ...
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How to change the default saved user and password for sites in browser?

A friend borrowed my phone and logged in to a website with it (and logged out). However, after that, his account became my browser's default account for that site. Every time I try to log in to the ...
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How third party cookies are handled in Android browsers?

Is the default browser able to write third party cookies (on Safari/iPhone, only able to read, but not to write)? What about other Android browsers (Firefox...)?
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Is there a quick way to go to the top or the bottom of a web page when using the standard internet browser

Browsing to a long page in the standard browser on my Galaxy S phone, I just realised how hard it is to go back to the top of the page ( after having scrolled to the end ). Is there a way ( some ...
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Android SVG and VML support

Can the Android browser view SVG images in web pages? Can it view VML? Do 3rd party browsers (e.g. Opera) have this ability? If the default or 3rd party browsers don't support it, do they plan on ...
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what does “auto-fit pages” do in the browser

In the stock Android browser, what exactly does "auto-fit pages" do? From my experimenting with it, the answer appears to be "Diddly-squat". Perhaps a better question would be "What is is supposed ...
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Can I change the menus on the default browser?

I have an Evo running Froyo and love it. But... In the default browser (which I am happy with) the menu options are Back, Forward, Add Bookmarks, Bookmarks, Windows and More. Thing is, I share ...
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How does my android phone load lower quality versions of pictures on the web?

Anyone else noticed this? Even when I use my tethered connection on a computer or on the phone its self, the phone loads lower quality versions of all jpegs (I think) you look at on the web. I guess ...
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Browser clipboard copied but disappears immediately?

The web browser that comes with my phone (Nexus One) allows selecting and copying web page content to clipboard, through the Settings menu ("select text"). The problem is that when I select and copy ...
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How can I remove the default browser favorites?

The default browser on my Galaxy S Vibrant running Froyo has a bunch of favorites pre-loaded -- CNN, Facebook, etc. The browser tells me they can't be deleted when I try. How can I delete them? Is ...
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How can I increase the max windows for the stock browser?

I use the stock browser, and I find it's the best for my purposes. One thing is annoying, however -- I can't have more than four windows open. Is there a way to increase this? I have a Galaxy S ...
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Does the Android web browser support x509 certificate user authentication?

I'm attempting to determine if the built-in Android web browser supports user authentication using x509 certificates. Assuming I have my web server configured correctly, and I have added the user ...
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Android 2.2 - Visited Links Color

I just got the 2.2 update for my T-Mobile MyTouch 3G (3.5mm) and while playing around with the browser discovered that, unlike with the previous version, visited html links on web pages are now purple....
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Can I prevent the Android 2.2 browser from inserting “www” at the beginning of URLS?

I'm loving my Android phone (Incredible) but I cannot stand when the browser automatically inserts "www" at the beginning of any URL I'm trying to type. I am a web developer and work a lot with sub ...
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Listening to NBA.com audio on HTC Evo

I have a stock evo with froyo. I'd like to listen to the audio streams from nba.com. Even using wifi, the stream is slowed down and unintelligible when using the default browser. I can listen to ...
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Android Browser that Saves and Fills Passwords

Is there a browser I can install that stores passwords just like regular desktop browsers? I'd only use it for unimportant passwords, so I'm really not worried about security. Anything that saves ...
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Does Nexus One WiFi traffic go through Google?

When I use the default browser (what is it? Is it Chrome? Firefox? other?) to view a site (not necessarily via Google search), does any of that visit information reach Google servers? How about DNS?
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How to use the Search box on these Stack Exchange sites with the Galaxy S?

When I type something into the search box at the top right of the main page, I get a Next key instead of the Go or enter key. If I enter text in search, pressing Next takes me to the interesting tags ...
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Prevent Browser From Obscuring Page

The default browser (at least on HTC Sense) has this annoying habit of sliding the address bar down over the top portions of websites while the page is loading. After the page loads, the address bar ...
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Is There A Browser Which Makes It Easy/Possible To Search From The Address Bar?

For those familiar with the Google Chrome browser, I'm looking for the feature which basically treats the address bar as a search bar when not navigating to a site. I would find this handy since it's ...
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How can I change the default search box to use another browser?

I've installed Dolphin which I love, but the search box on the homepage always defaults to the regular browser. I'd prefer it just go into Dolphin right away..how can I do this?
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Browser to use in 3G with optimized (in size) content retriaval

I need a browser to use when running in 3G due to the fact that its speed in my country is far for nice especially in some areas. My wish it to have a browser that does not download images, video, ...
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Can I make the browser stop autmatically refreshing pages that haven't been displayed for a while?

If I surf to a page and then leave the browser for a while, when I open up the browser again it still shows the content of the page - but after a second or so it initiates a refresh. Is there a way to ...

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