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.
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.
browsing for game hints and looking at Gamefaq without having shut down the game is a big thing for me.
yes this is great indeed
if i can watch Twitch streams like on the ps3, i will be happy, if not ... meh i will still be happy.
Just when I decided to get a Vita. NICE!
They need to do something similar with the PS3 browser, at least remake it into a dedicated app or something...
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.
Will it play HTML 5 videos?
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.
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.
i told you so! :) look at all the nay sayers....
Any improvement to the web browser at all is fine by me tbh :)
i need an ESPN app on there too
Html and java support would make this portable console a beast
Question, when is this update up? I mean ive been waiting all day for this update to finally land so i can enjoy the vita they way it was meant to be. Convinient. Now if they can somehown keep the vita online at all times so that i wont have to log in everytime i exit an app to use another. Does anyone know when this update gets here? If anyone knows, please let me know.
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