Instead of speculating on the Firefox on PS3 rumors, PS3Center decided to contact Mozilla to find out the truth.
Hmmm...I sense the failure is strong in this one (imnotgoodtenglish)
cant view this site on the ps3 browser, which is pretty funny seen as its ps3center.net lol
Mozilla's response: "Nope."
thanks a lot anyway.
The response was: "Nope - not sure how that rumor got started but it's been keeping us busy all day :)" Come on, what would keep them busy all day?
Probably every gaming news site/blog on the internets emailing them asking "R U COMINZ TO TEH pS3?"
it's not like either Mozilla or Sony gonna say "yes we do have plans for that" before they actually decide to announce it lol.. if Firefox is coming to PS3, they will keep denying it until Sony decides they want everyone to know (usually a few days before the firmware update)
Dustin from PSInsider here... for the record, I apparently goofed when writing the rumor and said it was about porting firefox, when our source was quick to jump down my throat about having misused his/her words. The original message the rumor was based on simply said reps from sony and mozilla had been meeting with each other, but said nothing about firefox (they could have simply been discussing ways to improve the ps3's current browser). I made the mistake of assuming it was in reference to firefox porting to PS3. But as another poster here said, even if it was, they wouldn't come out and say so until they had the green light from Sony to announce it. So, the rumor isn't 100% dead just because they came out and denied it. However, I'll be the first to say that there was indeed no mention of firefox in the rumor. Sorry for the confusion, I've since made a correction post quoting our source's e-mail to clear up the confusion. Our source often times speaks to us using riddles, making us figure out the rumors on our own (so they don't have to actually say anything, thus covering their butts a bit). in this case, they were being straight forward about it and I mistook this for another "game" of sorts where I had to fill in the blanks on my own. I read between the lines when I was not supposed to, which wound up causing me to have to eat a bit of crow. So, I offer on behalf of PSInsider our humble apologies. We're no HHG... we take our reputation seriously and do not just post lies to get hits. We have a thriving online community, from which our forum generates the majority of our traffic. We're not starving for hits. We just happen to know someone very close to Sony who happens to speak in very vague and short messages sometimes, often making us guess what it is they are talking about (and replying with one letter answers like (y) or (n)). In this case, such translation wasn't required when I thought it was. As for the other rumors they claimed to have busted on this site... the PSPgo price cut thing so far is the only thing I have not yet heard an official announcement for. The new PSN was indeed coming (remember the letters that went out to hong kong psn subscribers?), but got delayed and eventually became this subscription service we are all hearing about now (which I also mentioned in the rumors, go back and read them). Some retailers did indeed cut psp go's price, but none the less I'm willing to admit when we're wrong. that one did come out flat out wrong. the rest were right though. can't hit a home run every time, especially when it comes to rumors that are based on plans that could change at any moment.
I don't mind the PS3 Browser. It's not Firefox but it works pretty snappy
exactly, use it more and its basically like learning anything else, you learn to get the feel for it and understand it, i use it all the time for this site and the blog.
psn = fail
you fail at life
your name is last place console but you have a picture of a ps3. Just doesnt make sense.
Makes sense to me.
Just accept that the PS brand isn't leading the race this time. Sony has had two successful generations of gaming. Last generation Sony stuck it to both Nintendo and Microsoft in sales AND quality. This time, MS and Nintendo aren't going to take it. Sony WILL be successful this generation, but it's going to take a lot of time. I don't think the PS3 will catch 360 in sales and I don't think either will surpass the Wii. One thing I bet on though, all companies will walk away with profit. That's what matters. Why? Because next generation, all three of the giants will be hungry for more and that means they're going to have to step it up. Gamers win. I'm hoping for better hardware from Microsoft, and a PSN interface from Sony that doesn't underwhelm. Nintendo, I just want it to be competitive with MS and Sony.
C'mon it'll be fun when it comes back and bites him in the ass in a year or so. Good times.
You don't count the xbox 360's 1 year head start without any competition and realize that the ps3 has been outselling it by quite a huge margin lately and then consider how many working 360's are actually still out there.
and the one time I tried was to listen to some last.fm. however, it didn't work and wasn't support. Boo!
Have you tried pandora?or are you only trying las.fm because it's on the 360? If you want to stream radio use pandora it's the same service with a different name
pandora doesn't work in the UK any more........
All thats needed is time for sony they just improved the browser with 3.10 and once they make a decisionon wut browser they want we will all benefit from it
It might be false, but if Sony sees that a good amount of people want a better browser, they might add it or at least improve the one we have now. Myself, I think they should focus on other things.
Sony are just sticking with its crappy browser. Don't get your hopes up for anything else.
I'll take my crappy browser compared to no browser what so ever thank you very much :)
I don´t think that it´s a completely unrealistic idea that there will be a firefox browser on ps3. It might be good for the both parties, more people will use the firefox browser (which of course is good for Mozilla) and Sony doesnt need to spend time and resources on updating the web browser. It seems like the web browser is a good service for a lot of people so it would benefit Sony if their consumers were happy with the browser, which they don´t seem to be.
I really hope someone at Sony reads some of these false rumors and gauges how people react to it. Obviously they noticed the facebook thing and how people would like it. Firefox browser and pandora would really own though. F last.fm if we had that. How cool would it be to have pandora playing for you while you play some games. I'd be all for it.
whatever Sony has to do to allow the newest versions plugins to work is good enough...even if it is netscape nav- i just want to watch videos freely, and maybe do some flash games- definetly
If Sony do want a better browser, I hope they do go for Firefox though. The more corporate funding Mozilla can get, the better it is for everyone.
But, Firefox is not the way to go... i think that it is too resource heavy... I'd rather see Chrome... I think that the clean interface is better suited for a console like the PS3.
Chrome is the most memory hungry browser out there right now. Here is the official Chrome blog explaining why - http://blog.chromium.org/20...
I love Mozilla, it's constantly improving. My favorite Internet browser so far. But who knows. 90% of leaked/rumored Sony stuff is usually true.
Friend told me about this a few minutes ago and I saw this. When he told me I knew it wasn't true. Browser is probably never going to be updated tbh, I hope it does though :\
I still use i.e. lol I couldn't careless about features, as long as i can surf, who cares. Thing with live is: You get a free gold account when u join for a month. Then keep making profiles and get every month free. GOLD IS FREE.
PlayStation Insider is full of sh*t.
comfirm last place......................... .........lololololololo
I use my ps3 browser a lot more than my laptop my mom like to read the news on the big screen; with my laptop I have to wait for the computer to boot up to go online...I just turn my ps3 on and I'm connected right away. It needs some improvements but a new one like firefox will be very welcomed.
Oh well. It would have been kool, but not really need.
I was really hoping this one panned out!
Don't think the rumor is dead yet. They went to Mozilla, not Sony. If Sony tries to dodge the question, you know there is something there. Also, it will be interesting to see if the rumor dies here, or if there will be separate evidence to support that something is there. It'll also be interesting to see if the original source of the rumor stands by its story. Simply put, we shouldn't consider this dead yet (though I can see TGR assume it is).
I like Firefox but I think the Opera browser is way better.
OMG...Sony didn't choose Windows! (Big Surprise)
[points and laughs at people who care about sales]
Even if it was true, do you think MZ will say "oh yeah we are talking with Sony about it right now!" to just anybody? There are restrictions I'm sure.
who are these people spreading rumors?
Bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-but teh Firefox on teh PS3!
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