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  1. Stupifier

    Stupifier Android Enthusiast
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    On my Droid Incredible (I'm assuming many other phones as well), the Stock Internet Browser mentions "Plug-Ins" in the settings. I figure, this being Android, public developers have created all these cool plug-ins for their browsers.....

    Where are they????

    Sidenote:
    Yes, I know Dolphin browser has plug-ins. Most of them are just lame skins of plain primary colors (no offense). I was just curious where the Stock plug-in's are since it seems to have the capability.
     

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    The plugins mean Java etc., not some 3rd party plugins you can add to the browser.
     
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    There actually isn't a Java plugin for Android. The only plugin I actually know of is Adobe Flash.
     
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    Well...thats lame. Thanks for the info. Maybe I should just go rant at the 3rd party browser developers to create more useful plug-ins......
     
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    I think that you're referring to "Add-ons", like with Firefox you have AdBlock, Flashblock, etc. Plugins are different...Java, Flash, Silverlight
     
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    Meh, same thing pretty much. I've seen both terms used for varying programs. Rather not really debate it though....fyi, winamp uses the term "Plug-In"
     
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    In Chrome "plug-ins" are basically Apps for the browser.


    My son is a developer of a kick-ass encryption plug-in for Chrome so people can email or chat or journal in a secure format from wherever they are and over any network.

    Proud dad here

    :D

    I would think that Xscope or Dolphin or someone would be trying to get some of the functionality like Java or ActiveX cranking on their platforms to be more competitive.
     
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    The names are just semantics, so I agree....no need to argue.

    Getting Java applets and ActiveX running on Android would be a huge undertaking--bigger than Flash. It would probably require Oracle & Microsoft to support the efforts.
     

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