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Web Browser on Toradex Computer on Modules

 

Article updated at 10 Mar 2021
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Introduction

A web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. An information resource is identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI/URL) and maybe a web page, image, video, or another piece of content. Hyperlinks present in resources enable users easily to navigate their browsers to related resources.

Although browsers are primarily intended to use the World Wide Web, they can also be used to access information provided by web servers in private networks or files in file systems.

Embedded Linux

You may be interested in either Torizon or BSP Layers and Reference Images for Yocto Project. Check the respective subsections below:

TorizonCore

Toradex provides a container with a browser, ready-to-use in kiosk-mode. Learn more on Web Browser / Kiosk Mode with TorizonCore.

Reference Images for Yocto Project

You need to integrate a browser while you Build a Reference Image with Yocto Project. Browsing the OpenEmbedded Layer Index for layers and recipes that provide a web browser is a good starting point.

As examples (as of March 2021), it seems that meta-browser and meta-webkit are being actively maintained, you may explore and experiment with them. On the other hand, meta-web-kiosk seems to be a bad choice as it hasn't been updated in more than 7 years.

Android

Android on Toradex SoMs is provided by partners. The evaluation images often include a web browser that you can use to quickly run tests. Our partners can also assist you with software services.

Windows CE

Attention: the information provided on this section has not been maintained and is potentially outdated.

Following are various web browsers that can be used on Toradex modules