How can I access a Java-based website on an Android phone?

Steve April 12, 2011
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I have a couple of websites that I use regularly from my Windows desktop and laptop systems, but I can’t get them to work on my Android phone. I thought Android was somewhat based on Java, so didn’t think these would be an issue.

  1. Maixo
    March 14, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Got internet banking in norway today but site needs java.i have an iphone 4s and a samsung galaxy tablet and neither system works with java."java doesnt work with ios" "java doesnt run on android but a variation called dalvik does" blaa blaa blaa
    technology is supposed to make things easier but it is this type of bullshit which is making information technology such a pain in the arse! !

    • NP
      March 25, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      Its really unfortunate, Android doesn't support java based Web sites. But it supports flash.
      I liked Android. I'm using galaxy note. I need to use java based sites, I'm waiting for developers to come out with a solution.


  2. Sunil_bl007
    March 3, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I am sunil.i am using samsung tab6200.i am not able to use jave so please sugest me some soluction for this.i have trisdp all websites but i didnt but its not installing.

  3. Aibek
    February 11, 2012 at 9:30 am

     Yep, VPN does seem like it's the only way to download stuff in your case. When it comes to VPM I would recmmmend software called HideMyAss, check it out.

  4. Ed
    February 11, 2012 at 6:47 am

    If you really want to use wordpress, is the only one I know that offers free wordpress web hosting. You will have access to cPanel, so you can install a wordpress platform easily via Fantastico. You just need to point your NS entries to 000webhost from your account settings in your domain registrar.

    Pros: Access to cPanel, can install wordpress
    Cons: limited space / bandwidth and sometimes the speed is not that great.Alternatively, if you're not really keen in using wordpress, I suggest using Blogger (Google) instead. You can also use your own domain. You just need to change some settings (NS entries) just like in 000webhost and Google provides excellent tutorials on how to do this depending on your domain registrar. 

    Pros: Access to Google Apps, Unlimited space/bandwidth, and it's Google so you know that they will not close shop whatever happens.
    Cons: Can't host wordpress, you will use blogger platform instead. It's not that Blogger is not good but we all know that WordPress is better.

  5. Jay.0
    February 10, 2012 at 10:10 am

    It's not possible, as much as I know.

  6. Jay.0
    February 10, 2012 at 9:52 am

    what is Firefox bar ? can you specify it or show us in a screen shot ?
    items on the bookmarks bar can be sorted by drag and drop.

    February 10, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Hello, what kind of items are you referring too?  If you are referring to moving buttons such as home, refresh, items in add-on bar, etc. you could try the following:

    -- click on view
    -- highlight toolbar
    -- click on customize
    -- left click on any specific button and keep it pressed until you move the specific button to where you want them
    -- do this with every button you want moved
    -- once your finished moving everything to your liking
    -- click on the done button

    February 10, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Hello, are you using VGA or DVI to connect your monitor?  What is the native resolution showing in the screen resolution page?  Have you tried running windows update to check if it shows you a driver available?   I would make sure that your system is up to date first.  Do you have the original installation disc?  Unsigned drivers might be there with an .inf extension.

    While I do not advice doing it this way because your system might become unstable,  you could try downloading the unsigned drivers located in the link below.  Make sure to download and scan the driver with your antivirus before installing it.  Also make sure to make backups, a system restore and a system image before running the executable file.  They might work for you but you have to be aware that this is an old driver and also that your windows 7 installation might give you trouble installing it because it is not signed. 

    If the installation with windows 7 driver fails and you have no choice, you might want to try it under your own responsibility.  Keep in mind that there are no unsigned drivers specifically for windows 7.  Try downloading the driver for vista x32. I am just giving you the link for it:

  9. Temp
    December 15, 2011 at 1:56 am

    One solution may to be to remote control a desktop pc capable of running the java website. There are many RDP and VNC apps on the android market.

    • Deloresbell52
      January 30, 2012 at 4:29 am


      • Fwaffy
        February 10, 2012 at 8:34 am

        So stop whining and go get yourself an idiot friendly iPhone then. Your addition to this thread was completely pointless, and downright rude since you just SHOUTED for no reason. If you cannot add constructive comments, questions or answers.......DON'T POST!

        • Zipperhead46163
          February 26, 2012 at 11:29 pm

          Java doesn't work on iphone or ipad either.l

        • Tashwilliams8
          March 13, 2012 at 11:44 am

          That's true apple don't support java and initially also didn't support flash either, nor sure where they are at with with of these

        • Icicle Man
          April 6, 2012 at 11:11 am

           It's a shame.......the world doesn't understand how bad Apple has infected the public

  10. Steve
    April 20, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Danny and ha14, Thank you both for your comments. I have checked, and my settings for JavaScript and Plug-ins were both turned on already. I still am not able to get into my sites, I will have to figure out a work around.


    • Oloboeric
      November 2, 2011 at 3:51 pm

      Steve did you manage i have the same problem

    • Oloboeric
      November 2, 2011 at 3:51 pm

      Steve did you manage i have the same problem

    • Oloboeric
      November 2, 2011 at 3:51 pm

      Steve did you manage i have the same problem

  11. Anonymous
    April 20, 2011 at 9:36 am

    open the Browser, press Menu and touch More > Settings>
    Tap and put a check mark on this two options: "Enable JavaScript" and "Enable plug-ins"

    If a website developer converts their Java .class files to .dex files needed by the Android platform, then that might work.

    the Android platform is NOT Java. It is
    an entirely new platform which, at best, has a compatibility layer for
    Java code.

    Android uses the Dalvik VM, which is a register-based VM whereas JVM
    is stack-based. Neither the specification nor the source code for
    Dalvik are available, but it is clear that the bytecodes are quite
    different from Java bytecodes. There is a translation tool from JVM
    bytecode (.class files) to Dalvik bytecode (.dex files) but it is a
    build-time tool only. JVM bytecodes are never loaded onto an Android

    The reason for the custom VM is that Dalvik is optimized to allow
    > multiple instances of the VM to run simultaneously even in little
    > memory. Each Android application runs in a separate Linux process.

  12. Danny Stieben
    April 20, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Currently I don't believe that it is possible to view websites with Java on Android phones or tablets.

    Aside from the fact itself that Java applets don't work in Android, there are a couple of behind-the-scenes reasons for this. Android itself is written in a Google-developed version of Java. This Google-developed version is open source (the whole point of Android), and the actual Java Runtime Environment isn't. Since Google's Java is running, the other one most likely won't be compatible without major changes.

    Oracle, who currently owns Java, has already been breathing down Google's neck, trying to sue Google over any lines of code that it finds in the open source "Java" that might be in Oracle's Java. These tight relations over Java use will probably prevent actual Java from running on Android devices as well.

    I hope that answered your question.

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