Archos 101 internet tablet: Activate WLAN HTTP proxy settings in Android WebView

Since firmware version 2.1.8 the Archos 101 internet tablet supports HTTP proxy settings. The proxy settings can be configured under “Settings > Wireless & network > wifi proxy settings”.

To enable the HTTP proxy settings in a WebView one has to call WebView.enablePlatformNotifications() in the Activity’s onCreate() method:

public class YourActivity extends Activity {
  public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {


  1. Social Network

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  2. Frank Zweegers

    Is there no app/addon/update for this?

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