Android is a great operating system from google. Another great thing from Android is customizable by more software in the android market.WiFi network connection is one of useful adnroid feature. The more great thing about Android is that the operating system on your phone is open up to any tweaking you might want to do. unfortunately, there is no UI for proxy settings for Android web browser. Instead the Android web browser will read the proxy settings in its settings database.
Why do you need to set proxy for your Android browser ?
1. Many office network use proxy as their bridge to external network ( internet).You need to set proxy in your android browser before you can use it to browse in your office WiFi network.
2. Anonymous , privacy and security issue. With proxy server you can browse anonymously to the internet and keep your privacy.
How to setup proxy in your Android Browser ?
First of all , you need go to command line to set proxy in your android phone. You can get command line with
1. ADB (Android Debug Bridge) over a USB connection ( http://developer.android.com/guide/developing/tools/adb.html )
2. Terminal Emulator running on the phone itself (example: http://www.androlib.com/android.application.com-android-term-jpAz.aspx)
See following instructions how to enable the proxy in the android web browser.
> adb shell
# sqlite3 /data/data/com.google.android.providers.settings/databases/settings.db
sqlite> INSERT INTO system VALUES(99,’http_proxy’,‘proxy:port’);
You can talk to settings.db for more information.
sqlite> SELECT * FROM system;
sqlite> .schema table_name
sqlite> any SQL expressions to talk to the tables
After this you should can browse to internet in your office and for anonymously surf.