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Why is the Android stock browser still alive?

Why is the Android stock browser still alive? As of June 2014, 15.7% (0.8+14.9) of users still use Android 2.2 and 2.3.x (Froyo and Gingerbread), since Chrome supports only Android 4.0+, these users ...
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Risks of removing the stock browser on LineageOS

I ended up going ahead and just removed the Jelly browser – initially manually by using TWRP's file manager and later – since it came back when I updated the system afterwards (duh) – using a handy ...
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Allow usage of SID and LSID cookies in Android browser

From Google Privacy & Terms - Types of cookies used by Google Preferences [...] Most Google users will have a preferences cookie called ‘NID’ in their browsers. A browser sends this cookie with ...
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What kind of data is stored in website settings?

It varies from website to website. HTML 5 has a feature called local storage, which lets websites store a modest amount of data in the browser for future visits. They're a bit like cookies, but can be ...
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How to use "drag & drop" on websites?

Pair a Bluetooth mouse with your device. YouTube is full of demonstration videos such as this video by Android Tech Tips. Or use an OTG mouse, as demonstrated in this video by XDA Developers.
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Silk Browser's full screen option has gone on Kindle Fire HDX?

Nope. Not nuts. Yup. They rolled out a version without full screen for some reason. From an e-mail inquiry: Note: As part of this redesign, we have temporarily removed the Full Screen feature. We ...
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Why does my browser think that it's Chrome?

As Andy commented, some Android stock browsers are based on chromium. The issue you explained is kind of a bug where Android WebView built on chromium fails to loads the page in question due unmapped ...
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What is this strange symbol when I try to play YouTube videos on Kindle's Silk Browser?

I had the same problem a couple of days ago. I performed a factory reset and restored my files from the backup and that seems to have cleared the problem, mostly. I used one of the YouTube apps on the ...
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Advanced "Find in page" in Google Chrome mobile?

With Chrome for Android, you can't perform "advanced" search for example using regular expression. There are extensions such as Chrome Regex Search or find+ | Regex Find-in-Page Tool that ...
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How does Android WebView Update from Google Play work?

It means that applications that use the WebView class (for displaying a web page within an app, basically) will now use the Chromium version of WebView and thus render things the same way Chrome does, ...
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How to clear Stock Browser cache when browser isn't installed?

As a side-effect of clearing all caches of all apps: boot into recovery-mode, and select "wipe cache". That wipes caches of all apps, but keeps your apps and data themselves intact. If you have usb-...
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How to find the list of servers accessed by a webpage on android?

you need sniff packets when open one URL on browser, so, use Burp Suite (with setting proxy between android device and burp proxy) also you can use Wireshark for sniff packets and receive send/...
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Save for later reading

Might not be ideal, but you can save the webpage to a pdf which you can read anytime: Menu > Print > PDF > Save Now you can read your articles anytime, if you have a PDF reader installed. The ...
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How to set default browser used by NFC?

Normally, only apps that specifically support NFC will work, not just any browser. If you've tried resetting Firefox as a default app, as Izzy suggests, and you still don't get a choice of browser, it ...
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Why is the Android stock browser still alive?

Posting this a separate answer from an unrelated edit to an existing answer. Flash is the reason we continue to use the old, stock browser. The so-called stock browser is small & it supports ...
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How to make Opera Mini the default browser?

For Android users, it's simple. Go to: Settings › Applications › Manage Apps, chose All Apps, scroll to the Browser, tap that entry, and hit the button to Clear Default settings. Then as you use the ...
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Can deleting stock web browser cause problems?

The stock browser can safely be removed. However, if you factory reset your android and are in a public institution or other such place that requires you to open your browser to finish connecting to ...
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Inspect Android Browser elements like Desktop Chrome Inspector

You can't do this with the old "Android browser", but you can in Chrome, which is downloadable from Google Play and comes installed on all recent Android devices. The feature you're looking for is ...
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What is the name/version number of the stock browser that comes on Android 2.3?

Please see this link on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_version_history See usage share wikipedia reference, obtaining user agent and application is not straight forward. Many ...
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How can I determine the SD card's path?

Just six years later... I am using the android app sshelper (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arachnoid.sshelper) on the android device. It acts as an SSH server on the smartphone ...
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How to use "drag & drop" on websites?

You can use puffin web browser and enable virtual mouse
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