on 16-02-2011 12:30 PM
on 21-02-2011 08:17 AM
I am sorry to be such a party pooper or burst anyone's bubble but as much as we want those changes changes to happen, they won't. Sony won't update the web browser for the simple fact that they get nothing in return. It's not like people are paying for those changes, they are free. Because of that Sony has no real motive to do a major update that takes time, manpower, resources, and most importantly money. Because of those reasons we have not seen a major update to web browser in so long.
What is most likely to happen is that Sony will bring a version of Chrome to the PS3, ChromePS3 if you will, and will make it as a "free Addon" feature for the PS Plus.
Just as side note: IS that happens that it will mark the first time since 1998 that a company charged for a web browser. Even if it's indirectly.
on 21-02-2011 09:55 AM
on 21-02-2011 07:02 PM
21-02-2011 09:57 PM - edited 21-02-2011 10:00 PM
Given the launch of the NGP towards the end of the year, there is actually a very good chance that the browser to be included on the NGP ( "www" icon is prominently featured on the NGP's home page and in game demos) will be also ported to the PS3.
Sony must recognize that if they launched the very impressive and powerful NGP (quad-core CPU and GPU) with the existing PS3's browser (Access NetFront v3.1), they would look very silly. I'm sure they would far rather be able to claim "you can browse the whole internet", not just a handful of sites, without issues. This would also mean that Flash 10.x support must be included. I would agree Opera is the front runner (would then be recognized as a major browser by web sites and therefore supported).
And although Sony couldn't make money directly from including a fully functioning and maintained browser in the PS3, I'm sure the marketing department would be only too happy to highlight the feature in future advertising.
I've played many, many games in the past, but at 41, I prefer to just sit back and enjoy a good movie or TV show (Blu-ray, DVD or streamed on NetFlix), watch the latest gadget videos on YouTube (when I'm not working on bookmarklet - "reboot" is close) and catch up on the latest news on the BBC web site (works pretty well now in the PS3 browser, except you can't play videos...).
on 21-02-2011 10:48 PM
on 11-03-2011 03:22 PM
on 17-03-2011 07:02 PM
Please Sony, imporve the Browser. Youtube will need its own xmb app if not. I want hd Youtube streaming.
Also I'm a video games geek... I want to be able to watch IGN and gametrailer trailers etc too.... Improved browser please..... oh and skype
on 17-03-2011 07:44 PM
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