PS3 Web Browser Discussion - big upgrade rumoured for long time, but no concrete news

#1
Thanks to Simmo2k on the official EU forums.




Should I have put this down as a rumor? or is it pretty much concrete evidence?

Anyway, great news :D
 

TheSeks

Blinded by the luminous glory that is David Bowie's physical manifestation.
#3
People use the PS3 web browser?

News to me!

Flash 10 support, most likely
 
#5
I would presume its gonna be HTML5 Capability and Flash 10.

I doubt they will change the interface. it works fine. all the browser really needs is updated flash and HTML5.

I use it almost every night for the awesome BBC iPlayer Web App
 
#8
It really is an awful browser. My PC was out of commission for a few weeks last December and I was basically left to choose between an awesome browser on a low-tech system, a shitty browser on a high-tech system, or a shitty browser on a low-tech system that I could use while taking a shit.
 

TheSeks

Blinded by the luminous glory that is David Bowie's physical manifestation.
#12
vazel said:
I would if it wasn't shit. I don't have much hope for this 'big upgrade'.
I really don't either.

Segata said:
or a shitty browser on a low-tech system that I could use while taking a shit.
Surely you chose this option, otherwise you aren't a real man. ;)
 
#17
Hey, I for one believe that this "Big Update" will really be big and awesome...and it will still come out before cross game chat ever does. :lol
 
#19
Personally I'm hoping for Opera because of Opera Link. Then again, even Lynx would be an upgrade to that slow mess of a browser.

On PSP I could resort to run Opera Mini inside a homebrew JVM. Damn you, homebrew-unfriendly PS3 Slim.
 
#21
Shrug, people give the browser a lot of stick but it works fine on Gaf and Youtube and they're pretty much the only 2 sites I regularly visit.

Also it blows my mind that the 360 still doesn't have some sort of Youtube app.
 
#26
onken said:
Shrug, people give the browser a lot of stick but it works fine on Gaf and Youtube and they're pretty much the only 2 sites I regularly visit.

Also it blows my mind that the 360 still doesn't have some sort of Youtube app.
I agree, whilst it might not be the best thing ever, it really is better than nothing. It's the convienence for me that I'm so pleased it's there. I check up on the browser in between games and is quicker than turning on the laptop for a 5 min jobbie. Of course, if I want to be on the nets for a while then the browser is out of the question.

I've never looked up porn on the PS3 though. I think it would just feel dirty doing that on the ol' girl. :lol
 
#27
Great news!!

i only use the current browser for sites that have a lot of text (although GAF doesn't work anymore), it's sooo slow with flash based content. i would use it a lot more if it was as quick as a computer as it would be on my big screen tv and through my fancy speakers :D
 
#28
shagg_187 said:
:lol Everyone should cause there is no side-effect of viewing porn in PS3. PC could get infected with virus, but not PS3 :p
I used to download so much of this shit onto the PS3. Among the ton of "Corrupt Data" that I assume were viruses and malware, I got a few gems. Wouldn't dare do it on PC though :p

And yeah, I hope this makes viewing videos on sites other than Youtube and BBC IPlayer bearable.
 
#31
GodofWine said:
The number of people who dont realize this is frightening...14 inch laptop porn...or 42 inch plasma porn...hmmmm

they should add a sticker with "YouPorn Compatible" and they would sell gangbusters of PS3s :lol
 
#32
The dsi browser is more useful than the one on PS3, and thats not a good thing. The best portable browser so far is the iphone version of safari. Its just fast.
Ps3 browser was functional at one point, then it kinda shat on itself.
 
#36
PS3 browser is a mixed bag, it works flawless on some sites, and bad on others. I use it for casual browsing and has been doing a good job, maybe because i visit 'compatible' sites :D

But an upgrade would be cool, even my HTC browser seems to work better so there must be room for improvement for sure.
 
#39
Let's hope they improve all the issues of the browser, specially the compatibility with some sites. Chrome would be great!

But please, no PSN+ exclusive!

NEOPARADIGM said:
I use the PS3 browser for porning all the time.
A Kevin Butler ad explaining "it also does porn" would improve HW sales more than Metal Gear, GTA, GT and FF combined.
 
#47
Katana_Strikes said:
Well I sure hope so. Though I managed to get GAF working again on the PS3 so all is well again.
If you don't mind me asking, how did you get gaf working on the PS3 browser again? When I try to access the site, I get a bunch of gibberish.

Anyways, I use the PS3 browser to watch the latest One Piece episode on Funimation's One Piece site, and it looks pretty good on my HDTV! Hopefully this update will make things smoother.
 
#48
Segata Sanshiro said:
It really is an awful browser. My PC was out of commission for a few weeks last December and I was basically left to choose between an awesome browser on a low-tech system, a shitty browser on a high-tech system, or a shitty browser on a low-tech system that I could use while taking a shit.
That was my EXACT situation a few months ago.
 

Snuggles

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#49
Good.

An event happened to my laptop and it's not working anymore, so I have no means of surfing the internet at home aside from the PS3 browser. It sucks. But if I get a USB keyboard and they upgrade it, it might suck a little less until I get a new PC.
 
#50
I don't know what the current browser is based on, but it doesn't seem to me like its WebKit because it renders some websites horribly with gimped functionality. So even a switch to something like that would be a step up. HTML5 and updated flash would be nice too. I don't use the browser that often though..

I too would like to see some kind of video chat app that's not exclusive to PS3. Skype, GTalk, anything..