So today was the day I found out how 🙂 with lot of google and bing surfing. Its only a workaround not a actual fix according to me but is good enough for till the actual support comes up.
wont take too much space to explain but let me tell you one thing. At this moment even with Android 3.2 the default browser do not have in built support for opening PDF files within the browser. Consider you are a student studying full time and have all your lectures delivered to you in PDFs. What now? Oh yeah! download them all and read them one by one. That works but over the time your PDF files accumulate and after some time it become impossible to look to certain PDF for THAT content. This sort of functionality should be default as it is with Safari browser on iOS devices
Lets see a work around that I found
Follow these steps
- Download Dolphin Browser from the Market
- Install it.
- Now Download PDF reader plugin for Dolphin
- Install it
There you are, good to go
Direct your browser to an HTML page with a PDF link.
Click on the PDF link now, the file should in the same browser instance.
Catch here is that Pdf plugin for Dolphin browser use Google Docs to read and open the PDF files. Smart!
I’ve tested it on my Samsung Galaxy Tab and Samsun Galaxy phone II. This technique should work across all other Android enable phones aswell if you set if up properly.
I hope this helps guys!