Latest UC Browser 9.5 (Signed Java Version) Modified to Remove the Virtual Keypad On Samsung, LG and Other Touchscreen Phones


I did a post a while ago explaining how to modify Opera Mini’s jad file to hide the unneeded touch keypad that displays at the bottom of the screen on some touchscreen phones. The post included a link to the modified Opera Mini. I received a request asking for a copy of the latest signed Java version of UC Browser modified to hide the keypad. The process for modifying the UC Browser or any other Java app is exactly the same as what was described in the original … Continue reading

How To Hide the Opera Mini 8 Virtual Keypad On Samsung, LG and Other Touchscreen Phones


When the Java ME version of the Opera Mini Browser is running on many touch screen phones, an unnecessary virtual keypad appears at the bottom of the screen (image above left). The keypad wastes space, looks ugly and isn’t needed with touch aware apps like Opera Mini. The keypad is not part of Opera Mini. It’s something your phone adds because it doesn’t recognize that Opera Mini is optimized for touch. There are several ways to get rid of the virtual keypad … Continue reading

Samsung Bada’s Dolfin Browser

Here’s a look at the capabilities of the Dolfin browser on the Samsung Wave Bada handset that I got at the Bada Developer Day in San Francisco on Tuesday. Dolfin is a WebKit based browser.  Webkit is used as the basis of the majority of smartphone browsers including those from Nokia, Palm, Android, Apple and soon RIM.  Although all these browsers are based on the open source Webkit core, as PPK points out, “There is no Webkit on Mobile”, instead … Continue reading

Samsung Wooing Bada Developers With Cash, Free Tools, Devices And App Certification

I attended a Samsung Bada Developer Day in San Francisco yesterday. The event, part of a 35 city world tour, was a sold out full house with over 200 attendees. bada (Korean for “ocean”) is Samsung’s new smartphone platform. Native bada development is done in C++.  The bada IDE for native app development is Eclipse based and is currently Windows only with Apple OS X coming soon.  It includes an emulator  and supports on device debuggging.  The SDK ships with … Continue reading