How can I open a URL in Android’s web browser from my application?

Try this:

Intent browserIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, Uri.parse(""));

That works fine for me.

As for the missing “http://” I’d just do something like this:

if (!url.startsWith("http://") && !url.startsWith("https://"))
   url = "http://" + url;

I would also probably pre-populate your EditText that the user is typing a URL in with “http://”.

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