Using Espresso on Android Tablets
I've started this thread to share what I've learnt so far in trying to do this :)
There are issues with getting Android broswers to play back Espresso content held on local lan webserver.
1. Browser must support Adobe Flash - Default and Opera do but not Firefox
2. Browser must support accessing local Lan webserver - Default doesnt if proxy server set, Opera can.
So currently, Opera can be used for both internet and intranet web sources and it works fine until you come to and mpeg video and you get a box thats says "saving plug-in content" and no video :(
So you can use it for activites but not to watch videos easily -you can download it but thats not child friendly :(
Alternatively, the wi-fi proxy settings can be disabled and the default browser(does it have a name?) can be used to access the Lan web server.
The default browser handles the video content a BIT better in that if you click on the empty box, it brings up a dialog to select a player, but its still not child friendly enough.
(I have Rockplayer installed to handle video playback)
Of course, if the proxy setting for the default browser is not enabled, then it can't go out onto the internet and your then relying on Opera which unfortunately seems to want to render most sites in mobile format :(
So at the moment, there doesn't seem to be a 100% solution to the problems but you can get to 90% success.
Which is 100% better than an IPad :)
Hopefully someone will come along and tell us how to get the last 10% :)