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Submitted by SandWitch 868d ago | news

Skype app and significant browser improvements coming soon to PSV

If you have already bought Vita you probably noticed that browser is not that smooth. Well, the good news is that browser will get fixed soon. (PS Vita)

enkeixpress  +   868d ago
Hell yeah.. any improvement at all with the Vita's browser is fine by me. Go right ahead, Sony. :)
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MastaMold  +   868d ago
This is some good news as i finally got a PS Vita yesterday cant wait to see how good Skype will work with the Vita specially video chat and as for the web browser its pretty smooth with my wifi at home and with my phones hotspot as i'm typing this comment with my Vita and surfing the web :)
ThanatosDMC  +   868d ago
Browser sucked. I cant even use it to browse N4G without those ads popping out. Not to mention it wont load the whole page.
Lior  +   868d ago
Yes flash and HTML 5 please
fluffydelusions  +   868d ago
I wouldn't get my hopes up for Flash but hopefully HTML 5. I believe Adobe is abandoning Flash on mobile in favor of HTML5
fluffydelusions  +   868d ago
Skype...nice! I could see that selling some 3G units. Also, can't wait for the browser update...it needs it!
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majiebeast  +   868d ago
I just hope they start ps1 support soon.
GribbleGrunger  +   868d ago
you've got to understand that Sony need to sell Vitas and the only way they are going to do that is through development support. the last thing they should be doing at the moment is allowing PS1 games to be played on the Vita. it's not so bad for the PSP titles because those games are more current and most of the developers who made a PSP game are also supporting Vita. still though, those Vita specific games need to sell, and sell in great numbers.
Razongunz  +   868d ago
flash would be nice.. but i heard adobe told sony that they quit supporting flash on portable hardware.

sony still tries to get flash on the vita though..hope adobe gives in and lends sony a greencard to add flash on the vita.

and tbh i'm not bugged at all about the broweser in general.. it was faster and more fluid than i expected but if they want to immprove it then go ahead :P i'm not gonna complain.
fluffydelusions  +   868d ago
Browser is not as terrible as people make it out to be but it could definitely use some work.
Mikhail  +   868d ago
They are comparing it to high end tablet/smartphone browser so the vita browser is relatively weak compared to those.
IHateYouFanboys  +   868d ago
Its interesting that Skype is not only still supported on existing Sony consoles but being added and improved on new ones, what with Microsoft buying Skype last year. Guess it goes to show that even though they are competitors in one market, they work together in others.
OmegaSaiyanX  +   868d ago
If anyone actually read about the deal Skype made with Microsoft it was that Skype would only sell as long as support was not stopped on devices that currently support skype and that skype would continue to arrive on other platforms/new products.

How Microsoft can make any money from Skype is anyones guess.
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Letros  +   868d ago
"Skype’s primary source of revenue has been from the purchase of credit (on a pay-as-you-go or subscription basis) for the company’s SkypeOut product."

Their 2010 revenue was $810 M.

MS isn't into making things exclusive so much as they are into making money, they need to keep shareholders happy with their $8.5 B purchase. Market share is very important, if Skype wasn't on every device, an alternative might become the standard.

http://techcrunch.com/2011/...
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lugia 4000  +   868d ago
A WPA2 enterprise compatibility (username/password) would also be nice...
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remanutd55  +   868d ago
i cant find that twitter on sony's page or playstation's page , where is it ?
joeorc  +   868d ago
The PSVita
Mozilla/5.0 (Playstation Vita 1.50) AppleWebKit/531.22.8 (KHTML, like Gecko) Silk/3.2

Sony Did NOT divert it to the MOBILE version and instead ask for them to get on with the HTML 5 site conversion instead

SunSpider works in the Vita's browser!

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