The release of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet marked the beginning of affordable ultra-fast tablets on the market. Boasting a powerful quad-core processor and Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset, the Nexus 7 is not just your ordinary tablet. Despite the tablet’s powerful hardware specifications, Google made a lot of changes in the software department. The Google Nexus 7 tablet no longer carries the stock Android browser and users will have to make do with the Chrome Browser.
Even though Chrome is a fantastic Internet browser, it doesn’t support Flash and never will in the near future. Those who are looking for the stock browser can finally do so by sideloading an AOSP browser, courtesy of XDA Developers member Censura_Umbra.
Continue reading the rest of this guide to learn how to install the AOSP browser on the Google Nexus 7 tablet.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the stock AOSP Android browser on your Google Nexus 7 tablet.
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Interesting. The main reason I returned my Nexus 7 to Staples this morning is because Google chose to limit the N7 to their shitty, lag-tastic Chrome browser for Android. No i don’t want Opera, FF, Dolphin, Cornflake, or any other browser. Nor do I want to root . The STOCK browser should just work great and instead, it stinks. Stupid move Google.
I guess I have to ask you what browser do you use on your Windows-based desktop/laptop PC? Do you exclusively use IE? If so, great. Then you can ignore the rest of my comment. But if not, then why were you hesitant to try an alternate browser on an Android platform?
I’ve used chrome, ff, dolphin, opera on android. I prefer aosp because, for me, it is better.
Its easy enough to install an aosp browser (from 4.3) on top of stock 4.3. It would have been far easier than returning the device IMO
>>>”The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Google Nexus 7…”
>>>Step 1 “Copy the Browser.apk file to your tablet’s SD card”
umm.. Nexus 7…SD card???
Your internal memory or SD card in old school android talk.
1. Use Solid Explorer
2. No menu button on the N4 or N7 or N10, you have to drag the notification pane
Browser seems to have installed ok but when I open it I get “Unfortunately, Browser has stopped. Any suggestions? I’m rooted and have the stock ROM
How do you press “menu non your tablet”?
There is no menu on home screen but perhaps if you go to applications (the circle with the six little squares in it), you will find what you want. In many apps there is a little icon at the top or bottom of the screen with three little squares lined up vertically – that is a menu.
Found my own answer. Went into system/app and renamed browserproviderproxy.odex to browserproviderproxyOld.odex and rebooted.
Also seems relevant to point out that this requires first rooting the device, which is a whole separate process. It also makes the device incapable of playing Google Play Movies.
You can unroot after
when I try to install it stops and says app not installed. what should I do?
Links are dead