Sony Hiring Developer To Work With Google Chrome's Engine

Dual Pixels - Sony has recently listed a job for the position of Senior Software Engineer under the SNEI branch. Google Chrome is significant to this job listing by the citing of WebKit, the engine of which Google Chrome runs on.

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Joni-Ice2539d ago (Edited 2539d ago )

That is great news. I would love to see Chrome on the PS3.

Best2539d ago

Or you could use your computer...

Blacktric2539d ago (Edited 2539d ago )

Yeah. Also, he can use his computer to play games and watch movies too. Who cares about PS3 getting even more awesome features right?


Joni-Ice2539d ago (Edited 2539d ago )

@ Best and Kyl277....PS3 having a internet browser is convenient. Chrome on the PS3 will make the experience better.

EDIT: Unless you're a part of the Stealth Disagree Clan, Please explain why you disagree.

Peaceful_Jelly2539d ago (Edited 2539d ago )

I was told the same thing when I was complaining about the removal of the otherOS, "u can use the PC!"... Now u use the same logic and get tons of disagrees.

Oh the irony. Having BC, otherOS and card readers was convenient too but no one complained when they got removed. In fact, people were getting disagrees and being bubble-raped for complaining.

--------2539d ago (Edited 2539d ago )

PS3/4 = Powerful gaming console, HD Blu Ray player, file manager (movies, music, pictures netflix etc.) Social network (PS Home) Online store (PS Store) and web browser (soon to be Google Chrome)

Overall a solid media center, fit to do anything you need it to in your living room or elsewhere.

People who don't need to manage any documents/use computer software don't even need a computer if they have a PS3.

Before I get called a troll, the 360 (and future gen Xbox) will be able to do most, if not all of that too.

Everything does everything nowadays, my toaster plays HD 1080p video and has Wifi. /s

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Ravage272539d ago

Sony's cozy relationship with both Google and Valve can only mean great things for us PS3 owners. I wonder if they are planning to use Chrome on NGP.

jujubee882539d ago

I get the feeling it will be a Sony built browser with some Google chrome webkit parts.

This way both the NGP and PS3 can have these webkits and have acess to HTML5 and all the cool chrom widgets and other stuff that works on Google chrome.

rockleex2539d ago (Edited 2539d ago )

Millions more use the Web Browser than the 5 customers who actually used Other OS.

Not only that, you had the choice not to update and keep Other OS. And don't try to bring up the fact that institutions use Linux on PS3 to do research, because they obviously chose NOT to update.

Its not anyone else's fault that you realized Linux on the PS3 was not as important as all the other features you get by updating.

ZombieNinjaPanda2539d ago (Edited 2539d ago )

The irony in these posts.

Edit: @Rocklee

That's ignorant saying only 5 people used it.

duplissi2539d ago (Edited 2539d ago )

or maybe he just would like the ps3 browser to not suck..

edit: wtf!!! 2 bubbles!....

darkdoom30002539d ago

Well, I used to care about the browser. but after I got my laptop I didn't care. BUT now I care again, because I realised that I would be able to stream shows without the browser crashing. (don't have netflix or stuff like that here. :( )

Oner2539d ago (Edited 2539d ago )

So a feature that offers a better/enhanced experience for users to have more choice and ease of use (seeing how millions use Chrome) somehow is automatically "spin ANYTHING to make it look good for sony and the PS3"? Talk about a delusional excuse of which cannot be rationalized/reasoned to someone.

The difference is you are so blindly biased AGAINST anything specifically "Sony" that you cannot/will not understand nor want to use something that is adapted for better use because you specifically hate it that it's on a "Sony" device.

That is oh so mature of you. /sarcasm

NateCole2539d ago

You can't access PSN or play PS3 exclusives on the PC.

Options is important. Having the option to use Chrome on the PS3 to surf the net without having to boot up the PC is a great option for PS3 owners.

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Dee_912539d ago (Edited 2539d ago )

I know its weird but if the browser didnt freeze so much and they fixed the loading issues I would prefer browsing on ps3 over computer
and a winwar app to unrar or unzip files lol

AKA2539d ago

PS3 is my computer duhhhh.

AKA2539d ago

my PS3 is my computer... duhhhh

badz1492538d ago

err...ok? btw, when is the PSN going up again?


You see, when you troll like this it's so blatantly stupid. I can troll too by saying something like Or I can use YOUR MOM. The difference between your troll is that it's shallow and pedantic. The difference with my troll is despite it being low brow and in many times, in poor taste. It comes off as refreshing and hilarious that I stooped down to your obviously inferior lower level and bested you with an even lower level showing that your idiocy is only bested by an obviously smarter person replicating your level of idiocy.

nix2538d ago

nothing beats the experience of browsing on a big HD tv while sitting lazily on the beanbag/sofa.

this is great news for people like me who don't have comp at home.

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Crazyglues2539d ago (Edited 2539d ago )

File this one under...

It's about Dam time...and I don't mean to come down hard on Sony but dam this is something people have been saying for years... Can you please fix the browser and give us something good.

another thing gamers having been saying for years, can we please get cross-game chat.. I mean come on, if this was any other company we would have gave them an F years ago...

the Ps3 has been out now for like over 5 years and your just now thinking yeah maybe we should get it a good browser..


King_many_layers2538d ago

It's not even been out for 5 years.

Barely over 4 years for Europe.

rockleex2538d ago

Chrome has only been officially out for two years, I think.

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LiamIRL822539d ago

I adore google chrome. Its basic stripped down look would be perfect for the ps3.

sinncross2539d ago

I love Chrome on the PS3. I do hope that the NGp launches with a fully working Chrome browser.

TheDivine2539d ago

I would also but this is probably for their tablets and laptops. I dont see sony updating the web browser this late and under contract i assume. Im using the ps3 browser now, it works but is impossible without a keyboard, i hate typing w a controller

Gamer_Z2539d ago (Edited 2539d ago )

Will every one just stop complaining! We are getting chrome (:

the_best_player2539d ago

Im using the PS3 browser right now to write this comment :)

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Rybakov2539d ago

sony needs to fix psn instead of thinking about there super out dated internet browser

DoomeDx2539d ago (Edited 2539d ago )

Super outdated? lmao do you even use google chrome?
I do, and its the fastest browser there is.
Maybe it feels outdated to you, because it doesnt have toolbars

Rybakov2539d ago

i do use chrome but thats on a real computer

when i had to use the playstation web browser at my friends before the crash i went to a website and it had articles from 2008 and my friend went to the same website on his laptop and it was current.....sooo super outdated is kinda correct

DrRichtofen2539d ago

@wes he's talking about the ps3's browser not chrome

Nitrowolf22539d ago (Edited 2539d ago )


um lol wtf does that have anything to do with it being outdated???
The PS web browser still works, it has nothing to do with the crash. I don't understand how getting articles from 08 would mean it's outdated, in fact using the internet and getting old material really has nothing to do with the browser.
Old content doesn't mean outdated browser

Yes PS3 browser is outdated, but i would just like to point out that surfing the web would still be the same as any other browser.


he is talking about PS3 web Browser

Joni-Ice2539d ago

@ Rybakov...A website having outdated info has nothing to do with the PS3 browser being outdated.

NiKK_4192539d ago

Are people really that dense? So you're telling me that you went to the same site on a PC and ps3 and the ps3 had articles from 2008 instead? Are you kidding me? Obviously it wasn't the same. He probably went to Google and typed something in, went to news, and maybe accidentally clicked "results from 3 years ago" or something, but I can't believe you actually think that having an old browser will only show old things on it. Are you sure you know how to use the internet?

Sevir042539d ago

"when i had to use the playstation web browser at my friends before the crash i went to a website and it had articles from 2008 and my friend went to the same website on his laptop and it was current.....sooo super outdated is kinda correct"

I'll have to file this post as the epic fail of the week! LMAO!

on topic: It's good to see Sony continuing to streamline and improved all the other avenues of experiences you can have on the PS3. a new browser would be awesome! because the flash support isn't that hot on the current PS3 browser!

fireplace2538d ago

Yes, it uses the old internet. 2009's websites are rumored to come after PSN return.

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mastiffchild2539d ago

Oh Rybakov-you REALLY looked daft just there fella. You can't just assume things are one way when anyone with a PS3 will tell you they're another. I've seldom seen as complete a fail as that comment. Weak sauce indeed when some people will be using this browser which is supposedly down because of the "crash" and confused to be seeing your comment from today when it can only access stories from "2008".

The PS3 browser is weak, I agree, but Chrome would be a welcome step up in a service that has nothing to do whatsoever with the current PSN/SOE outages. At least look before slagging things off tag-lag. The browser deserves some stick just not the stick you fact free tirade gave it.

Agent_hitman2539d ago

CHROME on PS3 will be a plus.

King_many_layers2538d ago

it most certainly will be a plus.

A PS plus feature I'd imagine.

tdrules2539d ago

Oh wow not a single mention of Chrome in the job listing.
Dead Pixels you are a tabloid rag of the highest order.
"But WebKit powers Chrome"
It also powers a shitload of other browsers

MisterAV2539d ago

exactly, Webkit is the STANDARD embedded rendering engine. It's used on safari, chrome, S60 browser, new blackberry,...

mastiffchild2539d ago

Seriously(the page won't load for me for some reason)they have gone with this story with NO Chrome link AT ALL? Can games related writing get any worse?

We've had BS after BS article after hits off the back of the PSN issues ignoring the facts in an effort to bury Sony for MORE hits being undone by anyone who actually bothers to look into things a little and then we get pieces like this which show that good news articles are also strangers with Mr Truth. Sick of gaming sites and blogs right now. Rumour and supposition beating actual journalism, writing and investigation at every sodding turn ,it appears, while gamers just blithely swallow anything they get fed.

I've seen so many half truths and blatant lies repeated so many times they become accepted as gospel this week it's untrue itself! We need to start looking at things properly ourselves if we ever want a better gaming media as we're gettuing a crappy service right now because we just don''t check things out. True, we shouldn't HAVE to but while we'll believe anything why would they bother doing their jobs right either-when other sites get hits for crap? Not going to happen.

It's up to us to change this, not visit sites we know do it and support hose which do their job better. I can see this getting even worse if we don't start having a bit more about ourselves and, you know, actually being a bit of a community.