Wii U's browser is better equipped for HTML5 than Internet Explorer 10 for PC

GamesBeat's Jeff Grubb writes: "HTML5 is the language of the Internet. It’s what makes most things possible on the web and the browser in Nintendo’s Wii U console can handle it better than Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 10 for PCs."

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JeffGrubb1873d ago

I wonder if it's Opera.

ronin4life1873d ago (Edited 1873d ago )

I can't remember what the 3ds uses but I don't think it was done by opera like the dsi...

I think they even said who is working on the wiiu browser yet I don't remember who it was... maybe Google has the answer.

Edit; here is some old info, but no mention of who is making it(unless I missed something)

JeffGrubb1873d ago

It is "NetFront." Whoever that is.

dantesparda1872d ago (Edited 1872d ago )

The PS3's browser is also made by Netfront, and is based on the Webkit framework and can do HTML5. And where are the PS3 scores? Im not saying the PS3 browser is anything to brag about but i am saying dont get to excited by thi news

Axecution1873d ago

I wonder what the PS3 browser scores LOL

No but honestly Internet Explorer is awful

camel_toad1873d ago

Funny how a browser (IE) can be so bad that it actually inspires disgust, which I totally agree with.

EPIKgamer1873d ago

Basically WiiU'S score is 3 times the score PS3 and Xbox got.

herbs1872d ago

Correction 3x better than Xbox 10x better than PS3

GreenRanger1873d ago

Can u browse the internet with the tablet?

ronin4life1873d ago (Edited 1873d ago )

Without disabling your game.

So if you are having trouble in a hard level, just pause your game and look up YouTube guides on what to do(if you like doing that... I usually don't look up guides and never use video ones)

camel_toad1873d ago


Didn't know that but its definitely a cool feature.

lilbroRx1873d ago

The Wii u would need to get a Tablet first.

Benjamminkno1873d ago

Yeah guys, you could always try 'Smart Glass' because Wii U doesn't come with a tablet controller...


lilbroRx1873d ago (Edited 1873d ago )

Its a gamppad with a touchscreen, not a tabet. It has been stated many times and Nintendo has stated it themselves.

Judging by the disagrees, I can see why gaming is so messed up these days. Some people prefer their own unique version of reality, and as always, people don't like facts that go against what they are used to.

Neonridr1872d ago

okay so if an ipad is a tablet, why is it a tablet? all it is is a giant touch screen, so that makes it a tablet? Well the Wii U has a 6.2 inch touch screen, so by that logic, it is both a controller and a tablet.

JeffGrubb1872d ago

People disagree because you're promoting a silly semantic distinction.

The Wii U GamePad operates nearly almost exactly like a tablet except it needs to be tethered to its console.

dantesparda1872d ago (Edited 1872d ago )

@ Neonridr & JeffGrubb

Well then tell that to Nintendo, cuz they are playing semantics

Read the Nintendo link, they'll tell you. And with you's, i think its a tablet too. But dont knock this guy for Nintendo's bullsh!t

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