Default 2.3.3 to 4.2.2 Http Get - Help me conquer learning curve

Hey all!

New to Android but not developing. App runs great with emulator running Android 2.3.3. When I install the app to my phone (Samsung Galaxy 4S Active) runnnig Android 4.2.2, the Http Get execute command on the client does not seem to happen. I get no data back reported to my TextView.

I know there is some learning curve I'm missing here, and would appreciate some guidance.


HttpExample.java
Code:
package com.example.test;

import android.app.Activity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.widget.TextView;

public class HttpExample extends Activity {
	
	TextView httpStuff;
	
	@Override
	protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
		super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
		setContentView(R.layout.httpex);
		httpStuff = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.tvHttp);
		GetMethodEx test = new GetMethodEx();
		try {
			String returned = test.getInternetData();
			httpStuff.setText(returned);
		} catch (Exception e) {
			// TODO Auto-generated catch block
			e.printStackTrace();
		}
		
		
	}
	

}
GetMethodEx.java
Code:
package com.example.test;

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.net.URI;

import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpGet;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.DefaultHttpClient;

public class GetMethodEx {
	
	public String getInternetData () throws Exception {
		BufferedReader in = null;
		String data = null;
		try {
			HttpClient client = new DefaultHttpClient();
			URI website = new URI("CANTPOSTURL");
			HttpGet request = new HttpGet();
			request.setURI(website);
			HttpResponse response = client.execute(request);
			in = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(response.getEntity().getContent()));
			StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer("");
			String l = "";
			String nl = System.getProperty("line.separator");
			while ((l = in.readLine()) !=null) {
				sb.append(l + nl);
				
			}
			in.close();
			data = sb.toString();
			return data;
			
		}finally {
			if (in !=null) {
				try {
					in.close();
					return data;
				}catch (Exception e) {
					e.printStackTrace();
				}
			}
		}
		
		
	}

}
AndroidManifest.xml
Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="CANTPOSTURL"
    package="com.example.test"
    android:versionCode="1"
    android:versionName="1.0" >

    <uses-sdk
        android:minSdkVersion="8"
        android:targetSdkVersion="18" />
    
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" />
    
       <application
        android:allowBackup="true"
        android:icon="@drawable/ic_launcher"
        android:label="@string/app_name"
        android:theme="@style/AppTheme" >
        <activity
            android:name="com.example.test.HttpExample"
            android:label="@string/app_name" >
            <intent-filter>
                <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />

                <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
            </intent-filter>
        </activity>
    </application>

</manifest>
httpex.xml
Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LinearLayout xmlns:android="CANTPOSTURL"
    xmlns:tools="CANTPOSTURL"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:orientation="vertical" 
    tools:context=".HttpActivity">

    <ScrollView android:layout_height="fill_parent" android:layout_width="fill_parent">
        
    <TextView
        android:id="@+id/tvHttp"
        android:layout_width="wrap_content"
        android:layout_height="wrap_content"
        android:text="Loading Data" >
    </TextView>
    </ScrollView>

</LinearLayout>
I would post the logcat but there really is no issue at 2.3.3... just need to know what i'm missing going to 4.2.2.

Thanks in advance, I know this should be easy for you all.