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Submitted by Tripe_Down 681d ago | news

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. (PS Vita)

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Godchild1020  +   682d 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.
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NewMonday  +   681d ago
browsing for game hints and looking at Gamefaq without having shut down the game is a big thing for me.
Hanso  +   681d ago
yes this is great indeed
MmaFan-Qc  +   681d ago
if i can watch Twitch streams like on the ps3, i will be happy, if not ... meh i will still be happy.
Blacktric  +   681d ago
Just when I decided to get a Vita. NICE!
yewles1  +   682d ago
They need to do something similar with the PS3 browser, at least remake it into a dedicated app or something...
Knight_Crawler  +   681d 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.
tubers  +   681d ago
Will it play HTML 5 videos?
jon1234  +   681d ago
no
kopicha  +   681d 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.
supremacy  +   681d 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.
TheUndertaker85  +   681d 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.
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jon1234  +   681d ago
i told you so! :) look at all the nay sayers....
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enkeixpress  +   681d ago
Any improvement to the web browser at all is fine by me tbh :)
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shammgod  +   681d ago
i need an ESPN app on there too
strigoi814  +   681d ago
Html and java support would make this portable console a beast
one2thr  +   681d ago
Even though they didnt mention it, I'm hoping Sony added the ability to have videos download in the "background" again. Never really understood why they took that out, besided that this firmware update is much needed.... So long checker board, hello html 5 and javascript :)
supremacy  +   681d ago
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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