Opening PDF's (or browser) from deployed Android app

I’ve deployed my Meteor app as an Android app, and I have a link to an external PDF on the internet. After deploying and running on the Android emulator, when I tap on the link, it doesn’t open up the Android build-in browser (in fact it doesn’t do anything). I would be happy if the link was able to open up the Android device’s browser.

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