PS3 Firmware 4.20's Hidden Secret Is Web Browser Related

TSA: "Every time there's a firmware update for the PS3, the list of changes and fixes seems to skip a couple of features. With the latest system software - 4.20 - going live last night we've been looking to see what's new in there."

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sinncross2096d ago

its more user friendly, I will give Sony that.

Still need to update the whole browser though...

nukeitall2095d ago


"Sony have finally removed the pop-up that asks you about plug-ins multiple times per session and in some cases multiple times per page."

but, but, but a browser has been available on PS3 all this time! If it only was useful and didn't crash every time I tried to use it and bug the shit out of me.

Even the Wii browser is better. The WII! Seriously, the WII!!!

gaden_malak2095d ago

No console browser is useful.

FunAndGun2095d ago

@ gaden_malak

I use Pandora on my PS3 all the time, it is very useful.

EeJLP-2095d ago (Edited 2095d ago )

Another 'hidden' change / possible improvement:

PMs now read out in full instead of just the title when you go into Received Messages.

kudakadere2095d ago

can that watch HD video o.O ?

tawak2095d ago

"Even the Wii browser is better. The WII! Seriously, the WII!!!"

- you got to be kidding me.

homer2095d ago

He's right. It loads much faster too. I don't know why the ps3's browser is so bad. I wish the rumors about chrome were true.

3GenGames2095d ago (Edited 2095d ago )

He is right, Opera on Wii beats the crap out of the PS3's browser, it has 10x better script execution and rendering at minimum. Until, that is, Sony adopts Chrome as its browser. Then it's over and there won't be any "better browser" controversy as nothing will be better...for a while.

akaakaaka2095d ago (Edited 2095d ago )

ps3 browser does not frezz, since long time ago.

you mr. trroll! "nukeitall" fail

MaxXAttaxX2095d ago (Edited 2095d ago )

Seriously, the Wii browser isn't much better. It's harder to navigate and a bit more limiting.

Shouldn't you be in more 360 related articles instead? I'm sure you'll find something useful to talk about.... maybe

nukeitall2095d ago (Edited 2095d ago )


I will do you the honor of a response. Enjoy!

"Seriously, the Wii browser isn't much better. It's harder to navigate and a bit more limiting."

The Wii browser doesn't crash and ask me gazillion times about a plug-in I already said no to.

The use of a Wii mote with the browser makes it very easy to navigate and the browser doesn't crash! Far easier than using a DualShock controller with a browser that crashes if you sneeze.

It is what it is, and the PS3 browser really sucks! It's not even worth having.

"Anybody wanna count how many Sony related articles 'nukeitall' has trolled so far?"

Are you angry I'm speaking the truth?

Looking at your comments dating back almost 4-years ago, it's clear, you are a Sony fanboy!

"Shouldn't you be in more 360 related articles instead?"

I like the 360, but it's Nintendo Wii U and PC where the shit is happening right now, so no not the 360!

MaxXAttaxX2095d ago (Edited 2095d ago )

The PS3's browser hasn't crashed on me in a long time. I honestly can't remember the last time it did. The plug-in thing was addressed.
It's been useful to me many times, so yeah, I think it's worth having.

And no, are you kidding? Using the Wii remote as a pointer is one of the most tiring things. It has nothing on a mouse or even analog sticks.
For example, Kirby's Epic Yarn was a fun game but being forced to use it a a pointer for the train sections sucked all the fun out of it. It's just annoying at times.

""it's Nintendo Wii U and PC where the shit is happening right now""

Riiiight, cause the Wii U has proven itself to be where it's at right now lol. Surprising, coming from someone who supports Kinect so much.
But anyway, if you really think so, then what are you doing here in the first place?

You try too hard. And it shows in all of your recent comments.

MysticStrummer2095d ago (Edited 2095d ago )

I'd say it's amazing you have so many bubbles, but considering the way this cesspool works I guess it's really not. I use the PS3 web browser literally all day long, and no it's not as terrible as you try to make it out to be. I have a new iMac sitting next to me and I still use my PS3 browser all day on the TV instead.

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ziggurcat2095d ago (Edited 2095d ago )

while it may be nice to have for some people, i've been on record several times saying that i believe they should just get rid of the browser altogether.

yes, i know not everyone has a computer, but that browser is such a useless, inefficient piece of crap...

CaptainSheep2096d ago

That's a good thing. It gets really annoying when I'm asked about that over and over again. But I'm still waiting for a complete new browser.

WeskerChildReborned2095d ago

Don't count on it until the next gen Playstation come's out.

Telepot2096d ago

The PS3 browser is death!

BlackTar1872095d ago

my x rated videos work great on it.

Telepot2095d ago

I was actually going to comment something like that, that it's only good use is for porn.

MaxXAttaxX2095d ago (Edited 2095d ago )

Considering how porn makes up like 90% of the internet, I'd say the PS3 browser does a good job LOL. I kid of course.

black9112096d ago

I was waiting for the Google Chrome Logo to appear on stage at Sony's E3 Conference.

sikbeta2095d ago

PS4 with 8GB of RAM confirmed! lol Chrome is nice, but it'd crash the s#*t out the system with only one tab XD hope PS4 can handle enough apps and gets its own version of different kinds of SW

3GenGames2095d ago (Edited 2095d ago )

Chrome will Crash? Apparently you've never heard the horror stories of FireFox memory leaks that will take down your whole system. Chrome runs tabs in about 100MB chunks each on my 4GB RAM x64 Win7 computer. Same ammount when running Ubuntu too. But when you run it on a computer with low RAM available the usage shrinks down to just a few MB per page. It only take 100MB RAM for speed, not necessity, and it lets it go when the OS starts taking chunks for other programs. One way Sony can work around that and give it about 100MB per page is to save the session for each tab on your HDD with the RAM it needs. That's not a wanted solution since it can take up lots of HDD, but it can work if they want it to.