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PS Vita Web Browser will be changed to a app with new firmware & be faster

Sony World Wide Studio Boss Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that the PS Vita Webbrowser will be changed to a app with new firmware 2.0 and other improved features.

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Godchild10201286d ago (Edited 1286d ago )

To finally be able to browser the Web and not have to quit the game I'm playing sounds great. A much needed update to the Vita.

Good week for the Vita and Gamers alike.

NewMonday1285d ago

browsing for game hints and looking at Gamefaq without having shut down the game is a big thing for me.

Hanso1285d ago

yes this is great indeed

MmaFan-Qc1285d ago

if i can watch Twitch streams like on the ps3, i will be happy, if not ... meh i will still be happy.

Blacktric1285d ago

Just when I decided to get a Vita. NICE!

yewles11286d ago

They need to do something similar with the PS3 browser, at least remake it into a dedicated app or something...

Knight_Crawler1285d ago

Wont happen on the PS3.

The PS3 has its resources divided over 256MB of Ram for video and 256MB for the system - which means the PS3 has no memeroy to implement this, also hence the reason we dont have party chat on the PS3.

tubers1285d ago

Will it play HTML 5 videos?

kopicha1285d ago

will wait and see. the web browser is suppose to have improve HTML5 support as well as Javascript to ensure webpage are being displayed correctly. It also uses GPU to improve rendering for the browser. An interesting upgrade. Will know the answers tomorrow.

supremacy1285d ago

The update video on the psblog suggests that the vita rendering engine was being tweeked to support HTML and JAVA. So i assume it will be able to, ofcourse i am not entirely sure.

But on topic, this is great news. Having to quit a game to access the browser has been a very inconvenient experience, and i am glad a solution is finally on the cards. Furthermore these are the types of updates that make the vita sexier and more importantly useful.

Now texting support in skype and we'll be good.

TheUndertaker851285d ago (Edited 1285d ago )

Think you'll have to talk to MS about texting support for Skype. Would be nice though. My fiancee was going to buy into a Skype plan for me to use on Vita so I could have something to double as a mobile(I have the 3G model)but got turned away a little by the fact that the Skype app doesn't support texting.

jon12341285d ago (Edited 1285d ago )

i told you so! :) look at all the nay sayers....

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enkeixpress1285d ago (Edited 1285d ago )

Any improvement to the web browser at all is fine by me tbh :)

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