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Submitted by Sneak-Out 1431d ago | news

Opera chosen by Sony for LCD television and Blu-ray Disc players

Opera Software today announced to deliver its world-class browser on Sony BRAVIA televisions and Blu-ray Disc players. Opera aims to deliver more “lean-forward”, interactive components to connected home users by offering Opera’s solution to Sony’s state-of-the-art devices. (Tech)

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jizzyjones  +   1431d ago
PS3 next then?
Sneak-Out  +   1431d ago
i hope, tha actual Browser sucks ...
TheFreak  +   1431d ago
why? Opera is awesome. It's the browser I am using on my pc. They are the top dog on the mobile market when it comes to browsers. So this is me knowing that your hope will fail :)

Edit: ah I see sorry my bad lol. Yeah that browser sucks indeed.
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zeksta  +   1431d ago
@TheFreak, Sneak was impmlying that the PS3's own browser sucks, not Opera, Opera is an awesome Browser :D
LoVeRSaMa  +   1431d ago
DO NOT WANT!
Google Chrome Please!
thereapersson  +   1431d ago
I had Opera Mini on my HTC Touch Pro 2 back when I owned it, and it was hands-down one of the most useful mobile browsers ever. If only the actual phone had more memory, I wouldn't have had so many crashes when loading content-rich webpages.
NeoBasch  +   1431d ago
Opera actually has a lot in common with Chrome. You'd be surprised. Download the latest version and see for yourself. They have a nice, simple design with panels for menus (kind of like Photoshop or something), which are nicely hidden but apparent: Chrome could learn a couple things from Opera. It's just the Wii's implementation of Opera that sucks.
I_find_it_funny  +   1431d ago
I'd Opera on PS3 :) i think it's faster than chrome
Pixel_Enemy  +   1430d ago
The PS3 browser isn't the greatest but I appreciate it for what it is. It even has flash. 360 doesn't have a browser at all.
fatstarr  +   1430d ago
good choice,
not microsoft
not google
and they cant pic ff because its too free.

opera is great
scruffy_bear  +   1431d ago
Yeah this be the new web brower for the PS3 about time the one were using is poor
Rage_S90  +   1431d ago
i was hoping for google but this would be an improvement
mantisimo  +   1431d ago
I like Opera she hosts great chat shows.
M4I0N3  +   1430d ago
@mantisimo
LoL, they mean opera the web browser, not oprah winfrey
pxpxp  +   1430d ago
@ mantisimo

du-dum-dish (insta-rimshot)

*crickets*
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nix  +   1430d ago
PS3 really needs a better browser. it hangs everytime i use FaceBook. RAM allocation needs to be fixed. thankfully the new N4G works pretty well... as i'm using it now.

having said that, it's a good thing for Opera devs.
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Akagi  +   1430d ago
I hope so, because streaming porn in HD is hell.
Vherostar  +   1430d ago
Opera on PS3 would be amazing as its an actual decent browser.
Tailor-DKS  +   1431d ago
i really hope for a new ps3 browser..
R2D2  +   1431d ago
Please be a new browser!!!!!!!!!!1
BubbleSniper  +   1431d ago
huh!?

why not chrome???
iamgoatman  +   1431d ago
Chrome is basically a lighter version of Opera anyway, and I'd expect you'd want the browser with the most standard features.
digitalivan  +   1431d ago
On a console, you want the most light and fastest browser out there, therefore Chrome is the best one.
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MisterAV  +   1430d ago
Chrome isn't lighter. It's Opera that has more features without adding anything and very fast and stable.

And on mobiles Opera Mobile is the best browser, and if yours isn't a smartphone use Opera Mini java based.
lelo2play  +   1431d ago
Why not Firefox?
Baka-akaB  +   1431d ago
why firefox ? It's great but is always plagued with memory leaks and issues .

it's the last thing i'd add on any console
Sarcasm  +   1431d ago
Firefox 4 beta 9 kicks ass on my computer. Everything loads almost instantly and seeing all the flash content running 60fps is great. But yes I agree, it does have some odd problems here and there.
Baka-akaB  +   1430d ago
Lol at the disagrees . Firefox have memory leak issues that are acknowledged by its dev .

It's manageable on pc , but would be hell for any console given their lower amounts of ram .

@Sarcasm

yeah was struggling with the idea of switching from it to chrome . But then the beta 9 arrived and gave it a much needed speed boost .

Only thing that'd make me switch to Chrome now would be proper addons support . That's at least many months away
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iamgoatman  +   1431d ago
Firefox is pretty basic on it's own, it's the addons that make it a popular choice, and the question would be whether you'd be able to use those addons on a TV based browser, which I can't see happening.
dragonknight4  +   1430d ago
This is obviously the talk of someone who has never used Opera. Try Opera yourself and you'll know why it's so awesome.
Sarcasm  +   1431d ago
That would be awesome to have Opera on the PS3. Honestly, I don't get why the current browser has to be so slow. Hell, my 1ghz phone is faster than it. Does anyone know the technical reasons behind it?
BubbleSniper  +   1431d ago
i think slow because resources are not poured into browser atm.

if they CARED about browser it would be up to par with the rest

of ps3...
TheTruth89  +   1431d ago
Very good indeed... but why not chrome?
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Mmmkay  +   1431d ago
why chrome? opera is awesome.
Miths  +   1431d ago
Good choice, it's been my browser of choice for the last six years or so.
I do like Firefox and Chrome as well, but whenever I've decided to give them a proper try, I've always found myself going back to Opera within a matter of weeks.
Jezuz  +   1431d ago
Opera is awesome :D
Michael-Jackson  +   1431d ago
I use the PS3 browser and it sucks. I guess this is good news if it happens on the PS3, Opera is unknown to me, I prefer Chrome!
BYE  +   1431d ago
Nice, the new version 11 really got me into using Opera exclusively. Now finally it's much better and faster than Firefox or Chrome in my opinion.
bunfighterii  +   1431d ago
Finally! Opera on PS3! woo hoo! Maybe someone can tell me but will this mean flash support and faster browsing?

You can barely use the current PS3 browser...
Carlos_Irwin_Estevez  +   1431d ago
chrome is the only browser worth anything, its even quick on OSX.
BYE  +   1431d ago
Nah...Opera is better. Try Opera 11 and you'll see.
digitalivan  +   1431d ago
I tried, and it is slower compared to Chrome.
koehler83  +   1431d ago
I don't see the phrase "like PS3" anywhere in the press release. Just TVs and Blu-ray players.
Redempteur  +   1431d ago
The only thing that bother me is that OPera LITE doesn't support flash as well as others .

Before your reply to me i'm talking about OPERA LITE , not opera 11.
Styxoric  +   1431d ago
The current browser is broken beyond belief, it's amazing that they still haven't gotten rid of it instead of just pretending there's nothing wrong with it.

Either fix it/replace it, or just remove it. Because it doesn't work.
Allen46  +   1431d ago
i don't understand why the ps3 browser hasn't been changed its actually broken. 4 years and there still using it everytime i go it freezes my ps3. no other device would get away with it.
Mikelarry  +   1431d ago
Any browser...... wait a moment scrath that.... (apart from IE) would be an improvment to the current ps3 browser. this is good news cant wait for the download
KillerPwned  +   1431d ago
PS3 really does need a new web browser bad the current one eh...Not so good i welcome Opera amazing browser to have on the PS3.
Scottyabanks  +   1431d ago
Wow, I thought Google Chrome for sure.
Laeto256  +   1430d ago
i woulda liked chrome, but at this point we cant complain we'll take anything
DFresh  +   1430d ago
I don't understand why people like Opera.
People blindly follow her as if she's a god amongst men.
If there were a god literally it would be Opera.
Just look at her influence.
I wouldn't be surprised if Opera made a religion somewhere down the line and millions of people wanted to join.
Baka-akaB  +   1430d ago
Really ? Every time we check Opera keeps hovering 2-3% of market share .
It merely spikes a bit with wii and mobile support .

So where is that mythical blind following ?

It would even be more accurate to replace opera by IE in your sentences . It aint the fastest , nor the most stable , intuitive , nor the most efficient . Every of it's meager qualities are easily matched on any of the other 3 ...

So why would that many still keep choosing IE ?
nix  +   1430d ago
he's talking abt the talk show host.
yewles1  +   1430d ago
*sigh* Changing the browser isn't gonna' do a thing to make a difference if Sony still has a 40MB cap on what's accessible on-screen.
nix  +   1430d ago
they can create an application (game-like) which can be updated with patches, instead of browser being part of XMB.
yewles1  +   1430d ago
That's the only it CAN work. Good call.
mcstorm  +   1430d ago
Ive used Opera for years even back in the old Amiga days and I downloaded Opera 11 afew weeks back and its very good. I think the best browser out at the Moment is IE9 but it is still in beta but as for the none beta browsers I would pick Opera 11 over the rest.
cozmo195  +   1430d ago
i use opera on my PC
it is really fast and when my internet is slow for some reason
i turn on "Opera turbo" :)
Raoh  +   1430d ago
I guess it makes sense, as cool as chrome is, opera has been reported to be extremely fast and small in size on mobile devices. making it perfect for small devices like blu ray players, television and hopefully ps3.
LoneWanderer09  +   1430d ago
Any Browser can be better than the one PS3 has at the moment
ProGrasTiNation  +   1430d ago
Hell ye,i had dial up that worked faster than the ps3s browser,& my art teacher could draw a web page faster.
I really hope opera comes to ps3,,,SONY PLEASE

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