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07 Apr 2013
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ps4 web browser????

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Are we going to see a big improvement for ps4 like full flash support or is it going to be gimped like ps3,thoughts please.
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Re: ps4 web browser????

Theres been absolutely zero information about the PS4's browser, so as to its capabilities, your guess is as good as anyone elses.

 

The only guarantee is that it will NOT support Flash. 

 

....And thats not a Sony decision, Adobe pulled all support for non-desktop browsers a while ago. Any browser the PS4 gets will use HTML5 video. 

 

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Re: ps4 web browser????

Tbh Flash is long gone now, any new console/iDevice will use HTML5. It'll become the norm and hopefully websites will begin to use HTML5 too.

 

I'm hoping for like Google Chrome lol. I can dream.

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Re: ps4 web browser????

As said flash is dead,But don't hold your breath for a good browser as a good browser on a device is a hole for security researchers , ie hackers,So it will be a closed browser same as the vita/ps3.So will probably be crap.
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Thanks guys I understand but do you think we will be able to use youtube and watch videos in hd unlike ps3
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Re: ps4 web browser????

Wouldn't surprise me if they use Opera browser like Nintendo do.
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@pager99 I should think that there will be a stand alone YouTube app same as there is now but with some improvements such as HD streaming also I think they said that you will be able to upload in HD to your YouTube channel as for if these functions will be available through the browser I doubt it.
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thanks viper , i use ps3 to do majority of my browsing thats why its kinda important to me , i understand im a minority i just like reclining on my bed doing my browsing on a large screen .the impression im getting theres not a lot sony can do unless websites start adopting html5 instead of flash.

i guess we can kiss goodbye to those pesky freezes now the ps4 has monster 8gb gddr5 ram so im still expecting big improvements

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The thing is there's no reason why they can't just make a browser as good as one on pc
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