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 can't use Chrome for Android.
Also Android 4.0 (ICS), which has 12.3% of users, does not come with Chrome preinstalled.
Moreover, I think the stock browser ...
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 flashable zip that I got from LOSdiet. So far, so good. Everything seems to work fine.
As for WebView, the Android System WebView entry in the developer 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 used to store more data. Like cookies, different sites use it for different things.
Some sites (most commonly web games) use local storage to save the ...
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 avd for testing the browser, but not if you need multi touch and other 'phone' related functionality.
For Chrome bookmarks the easiest way is to enable Chrome bookmark syncing via your Google account. If this hasn't been automatically done, you can find the option to log in to your google account from Chrome in Menu -> Settings -> Sign in to Chrome. After this, your bookmarks will be synced to the cloud and you can simply repeat the process on the new device....
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 ssl error.
As explained here: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=395638;
Android Kit kat WebView component built on chromium is unable ...
From Google Privacy & Terms - Types of cookies used by Google
[...] Most Google users will have a preferences cookie called ‘NID’ in their browsers. A browser sends this cookie with requests to Google’s sites. The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (...
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 plan to bring this feature back in the coming months and apologize for any inconvenience.
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 Kindle Appstore for watching videos. I initially encountered the problem while watching a video and switching to another. The emergence of the problem seemed ...
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 allow to fine tune your searches on a page, but Chrome for Android does not support extensions.
If you are not opposed to the use of other browsers than Chrome, ...
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, rather than the old way. This also allows it to be updated so that any rendering/other errors can be fixed, instead of you permanently being unable to see/use ...
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-debugging activated and adb available to use, there's a command doing the very same:
fastboot erase cache
This comes in handy especially for devices where you ...
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/receive packet between Client/Server, and ,
finally receive ip's.
i hope, this help you.
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 problem with this off course is that the page won't open in Chrome and that the way the page is displayed could depend on your choice of PDF reader. I use Adobe ...
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 may be because your other browsers don't support NFC.
In this case, you can use my app bURLy to choose any browser. It's a free download from Google Play, and ...
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 Flash video, as do a couple of newer browsers. And the Flash .apk is still available from several reputable sites (but not from Google Play) so it's easy to get ...
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 Android browsers identify themselves as Safari on iOS (among
other things) in order to aid compatibility
Many Linux Browsers identify themselves as Safari on Mac OS ...
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 called Chrome Remote Debugging, and it relies on having Chrome on your desktop and ADB enabled and connected.
And to continue what Dan wrote, if you mean for the stock Android or Samasung browser (it's not the same app, but it's in the same place), it's what @Dan Hulme answer.
but if the browser is chrome press on the 3 dots > "History" > "Clear Browsing Data.." > pick "Clear the cache", Here is a picture:
Hope it's been Helpful!
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 and allows me to login via ssh.
This allowed me to dig around and find my sd card by:
- automatically beeing sent to SDCard somewhere is a linux filesystem
On most devices, the SDCard is either mounted or at least linked to either /mnt/sdcard or /sdcard. However, when the device features both, an internal and external SDCard, the latter usually is to be found "inside" the former, e.g. at /sdcard/external_sd. Alternatively, it may be mounted at /mnt/extSdCard or /storage/extSdCard. Note the capitals. Android ...
For Dolphin browser, use the phone MENU button and chose EXIT
For Firefox, install the Quit Now add-on and use the new QUIT button in the menu.
For any other TAB browser, close all TABs prior to push BACK in order to exit.
For any persistently running browser, use the task manager to kill it.
The best decision so far is:
Download SQLite Database editor. (Root is required!)
Go to "Application Databases"
Choose : Internet (with icon of Earth and small script com.android.browser /data/data/com.android.browser/databases/webview.db
Choose from TABLES - "password"
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 message links, select Opera as the default browser.
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 the WiFi, then you will not have a browser available to open and will not be able to finish initializing your WiFi connection.