1. Dalton37's Avatar
    So I want to get the wife the Transformer Prime for her work, BUT they have a site that they MUST use that is Internet Explorer only. I've looked around a bit, but it seems nothing is available, but most of those threads weren't this specific and they all seemed to be pretty old. So, are there any options that will allow her to get to this site or should I just scrap the whole idea until her company moves into the current technological age?
    11-22-2011 10:31 AM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Internet Explorer is not available for Android. There are several browsers on the market that may still work -- you'll have to verify each one by going to the site.

    If you can make your way to a store with tablet display models and you are able to install apps, give the following a try:


    Opera, Dolphin and Firefox may be the most popular third-party browsers, in no particular order.
    11-22-2011 11:15 AM
  3. Moscow Desire's Avatar
    Have you tried Opera? Dolphin? Chrome? Firefox?

    It seems they are just old fashioned.

    But. I would try the the above mentioned browsers.
    11-22-2011 11:17 AM
  4. Dalton37's Avatar
    Dammit, looks like its not working with those browser options. Great, not there is really no way to justify buying the Transformer Prime.....
    11-22-2011 12:35 PM
  5. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I'm sure you can find some way to justify the purchase Just come up with some creative thinking.
    11-22-2011 12:42 PM
  6. someguy01234's Avatar
    You can try Firefox with the Phony addon to change its user agent to IE, but that really wont be enough to work if the website required ActiveX and Java.

    The best method is to get a Windows tablet when work is a priority. You can get a refurb Acer W500 at Cheetah Deals, which is how I got mine. Before the standard attacks on Windows, this thing last up to 6 hours for me and remains a better companion than my last 5 Honeycomb tablets. with that said, the best tablets are going to be ones that can run both Windows and Android.

    Also please don't suggest the OP to use remote access just to use IE. Its bad enough that its IE.
    11-22-2011 04:06 PM
  7. imabeastin's Avatar
    just get her the samsung series 7 slate instead. its a great tablet and it runs windows 7 soo it will have internet explorer
    02-28-2012 04:16 PM
  8. Rukbat's Avatar
    Just 2 notes:

    IE uses parts of Windows, so there can't be any non-Windows IE. (There used to be a version for Mac OS, but it was a completely different program that just looked like IE.)

    As an experienced web developer (20+ years), I have to say that anyone who develops a site that will only run in IE isn't a very good developer. I sure wouldn't hire him.
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    02-29-2012 10:58 AM
  9. JB58's Avatar
    I have the same issue with a site that is very particular about being run from IE and popups allowed, many people have difficulty using the site. I was thinking I might be able to use one of the remote control apps to use IE from a PC sitting somewhere else while I carry the tablet. If anyone has advice on how to set that up or how well those apps work I would appreciate it.
    08-31-2012 01:11 PM
  10. Rukbat's Avatar
    JB58, you can tether a Windows computer to the phone (USB, Bluetooth or wifi) and use IE on the computer. The apps work well. The only problem could be your phone company - some don't allow tethering, and you could be charged a bit (or a lot) for doing it, or you could lose your account (and your number).
    09-01-2012 02:02 PM
  11. lamentchina's Avatar
    android 上运行 ie ,可能性比明天是世界末日还低
    12-19-2012 12:36 PM