Unfortunately for PlayStation 3 owners, Google’s Chrome browser will not be coming to Sony’s console.
I really hope that this isn't the case
its unlikely that chrome is come to the current iteration of software... Not sure about the US, but VOD services on the ps3 are literally broswer bookmarks and plugins to make the look different to a browser. I was quite amazed at how bad it was when I first used the VOD on my ps3, all the same issues get carried to the VOD service beacuse its built into the browser. I hope they take an approach like the xbox where an actual APP has be downloaded an installed so it works much better
Why you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet...you'll get disappointed
It was just wishful thinking on ps3 fans part, kind of like how they keep wishing for cross game chat. It would have been a nice addition though
I honestly do not see how everyone claims PS3 fans are wishing for cross game chat like it is the be all and end all. I for one do not really care for it, in singeplayer games I prefer to listen to the actual game for the full experience. In multiplayer I prefer to communicate with my team or clan inorder to win, not talk to my friends who play COD when I'm playing Killzone. Of course we wouldn't mind it, it would be a welcome addition and I'm sure it would be USED A LOT. I would use it too, if there is no one with a mic in my game and I feel the desperate need to talk with some of my friends. Sure its wishful thinking, just like every kid wishes he could get that new toy for christmas, it could happen but don't bet on it. The kid would love to get this toy but he knows in his mind he won't really be dissapointed if he doesn't get it... To me the same situation applies here. Lots of people want cross game chat just to have a new thing to rebut against XBL with anyway.
Well currently PS3 fans are wishing to simply be able to go online let alone cross game chat.
The only ones wishing for Cross Game Chat are 360 gamers. They talk about Cross Game Chat all the time. 360 gamer: "Wah. Wah. Wah. Why doesn't PS3, a console I do own, have cross game chat?" PS3 gamers doesn't even care. If it comes, then yeh, if it doesn't, no big deal. 369 gamers also secretly hope for Cross Platform Chat, so they can finally have mature PS3 gamers to talk to on Xbox Live.
@1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.4 Yeah. Ok. Let's wait until Cross-game chat IS announced for PS3 and we will hear a much different tune from you, along with the other PS3 fanboys. "TAKE THAT XBOX! Now we have one more feature that you get, for free!" "About time we got this. It's been something PS3 has needed for a while. Truly the only next-gen console." This is exactly how it always goes. You claim you don't want a certain feature for your console that the other has, but when you get it, it's now the greatest thing ever. Want examples? Trophies and PS+. Nobody wanted a paid subscription model for PS3 and said that "Sony would never do such a thing" but when it's inevitably announced, everyone is now "cool with it." Oh, and Achievements were the worst addition to this generation... until they came to the PS3. Just stop being so hypocritical. It's laughable.
I dont actually want to use crossgame chat, i just want it to own xbots like you
@1.4.6 Nice bubble. Don't even have to type out the (s) for you. I guess that's what happens when all you ever do is start flame wars. Pity you can't continue them; nobody wants to hear what you have to say. --- On an on-topic note, I really wish Chrome would come to the console. The PS3 browser is at best sub-par and Chrome is a fantastic, low-resource browser. Maybe Sony will still make it happen.
Some "guy" is speculating. He doesn't work for Sony.
The Sony browser stalls or crashes every other minute. It's a piece of junk!
Well if true this is disappointing, what about firefox then? PLEASE!!!
Sony should have got Chrome, it would have been a nice welcome back gift for PSN users
With the amount of ram available on the PS3 it's difficult, Chrome/chromium sucks so much ram, It'd crash the same way it does the PS3 browser :P
...Pretty sure they would optimize it for the PS3 before, you know, putting it on the PS3.
A lot of people (and websites) jump the gun. I remeber Naughty dog were looking for someone with experience with the PS3, PC and 360 and everyone was like OMG naughty dog is making a 360 game. This job listing is plausible that Sony will implement a new browser possibly for the next gen but more likely for the PS3. It may not be chrome even though I wish it was. The whole thing should be a rumour neither confirming nor denying it
God Damn that sucks ass, because the current ps3 browser crashes so much (crashed on google one time). It's probably coming for the NGP or PS4 nevermind i doubt that.
That's funny, it didn't crash much on my ps3. Probably once or twice but not over a dozen times
Mine doesn't just crash a dozen times. Mine crashes EVERYTIME I open it
crashes on us everytime, if you open more than one tab
Yes, the current browser isn't great. Yes, it crashes a lot. Yes, Chrome would be a very welcome change. But while the headline clearly says Chrome isn't coming to PS3, if you'd read the article you'd have noticed the numerous and significant changes Sony has planned for the browser. It won't be Chrome, but it'll be much, much better than it is now.
I read the article. It would be pretty awesome to be able to play Quake live or something on the future PS3/4 browser. If you're a PS+ Member you would then have free games (and other free stuff) Discounts on most things, your precious saves backed up in the cloud and the ability to play awesome free games online through the new web browser. Not bad at all! It's almost like piracy, without the piracy. Not to mention all the other features the system will have, in addition to some of the best first party games there are...literally can't wait.
GOD DAMN IT.
As long as YouPo...uhh ERRRR YouTube works well enough, I'm not too fussed about what web browser is used.
Woulda been nice.
Chrome notebooks to show up at Computex - http://www.fudzilla.com/hom...
I don't care, lol.
Sony... I see what you did there.
People need to realize that PS3 just doesn't have the RAM to run a decent browser (neither does xbox). I just checked and Firefox on my PC is using 100MB of RAM. Not a bit deal since my PC has 4GB of RAM. The PS3 has 256MB of RAM, that's just not enough, especially for people who have requested the feature to bring up the xmb and browse while a game is running. The next gen systems will almost have to have almost PC levels of RAM. The systems won't just run games anymore. Networking, communications, browser, etc...
You make a very valid point but in my opinion i still think their is a chance of this happening this gen. Maybe someone could figure out how to run it on the PS3 without using much Ram we never know...
Look everyone Pillville has all brought us some FUD to eat! Where you are right, ram is low on the current consoles... 256MB is WRONG, WRONG, WRONG.
FUD?? I'm just trying to have a conversation. PS3 has 256MB system RAM and another 256MB video RAM. You can't count video ram when talking about how much RAM a web browser needs. That's really low. Even the iPhone 4 has 512MB of system RAM. I'm just saying next gen they will have to increase the RAM to PC levels since the machines will have to do so much more than play games.
The ram is low... it could be higher, but you don't know how the cell chip works obviously.
I'm a software developer and i know exactly how the cell processor works. All the processors in the world won't help if you don't have room to hold the information.
Everyone knows Firefox eats system resources for breakfast. Prolly one of the reasons we all wans *Chrome* on PS3, not Firefox.
Actually, I have Chrome open right now too, and it's using more than Firefox. Only two tabs open. I'm out of bubbles, so here's where i leave this conversation.
Hmm... Well, to be perfectly fair, I haven't used Firefox in a long time, and I don't even think I have the latest version installed now. I jumped ship when Chrome was first released, because it was much lighter and faster then. So maybe Firefox has changed...
Just going by that article,and posts on the Neo forums,It still looks like the PS3 will be getting some kind of browser update. GTK+Webkit,WebGL,SVG,HTML5,Ca iro with OpenGL are all programs that are/can be used by modern browsers. If I had to guess,It sounds like it might be cross platform with the NGP,and possibly arrive around the same time as the NGP release date?
a full webkit browser coming, i already said this in the last post on Chrome Engine.....A Browser desktop has the entire surface of the XMB able to act as "Canvas" or "Cairo surface" for Widgets and a Webkit Browser window....IF GTK+3 is used then there are multiple open source applications that can be easily ported to the PS3. With a do it yourself desktop the core logic of applications can be used but the entire GUI would need to be rewritten. The PS3 and certainly the NGP have the power and memory to do either case....Would such a scheme result in a smaller XMB that is at the same time more powerful? check NPG interface on Playstation Meeting 2011...This what's coming to PS3 aswell...i'm excited. E3 will be interesting.
I believe their is still a chance and if it happens it will most likely get announced at E3.
Poeple still listening to what sony hasnt said i see.
This is a big disappointment, but anything better than what we currently have now is good enough for me!
It's not what Sony said...it's the circumstancial evidence => http://community.us.playsta... and http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2... plus the reveal of the NPG interface and their plans for the ecosystem PSN/PS3/NPG/PSsuite(and where the market is heading)...Microsoft has same plans for Silverlight5 implementation in Windows7/Mobile7/Xbox360 making them compatible across the board,but that's a closed system...Sony using Webkit will be an open system compatible with all handhelds and mobiles...a master move by Sony and making them more competitive.
Then its coming to PS4. :D
The article does make a pretty convincing argument that the Chrome browser isn't coming to the PS3... But on the bright side, it sounds as if Sony has some major improvements in store for the console's browser. It won't be Chrome, but it'll be a lot better than it is now.
i was hoping a varient of chrome may be used as ps3 browser, im sure they will release an updated version, i dont want a feature rich browser on ps3 just a stable and quick one
I am not a fan of Google. They're becoming larger and more powerful than MS was back in the day and people complained that MS was a monopoly. Yes I use an Android phone and I search with Google but that's the extent that I want Google in my life. They are becoming the next monopoly and they've already faced lawsuits about Google Books, Google Maps, and other Google products. People sure love Google but they hate MS, but Google has their noses in more than MS ever did.
An upgrade to the browser is sorely needed,it exists in a semi functional state and is more of a conversation point than being a valid factor in any scenario. One of the recent updates limited it's functionality further,rendering the browser unable to sign in to Yahoo,Google,etc.
This was the problem from the begining,added browser means added problem.sony should adopt the closed network philosophy.why is it XBL does not have a browser?when a console or network is too open things happen and nasty intruders walk in and disrupt the flow of things.remeber gamers this is how all this shit started in the 1st place,sony removing the ability to install an OS.the ps4 and PSN most be closed to be more secure.
So, you clearly know how to capitalize words. You put spaces in between your words... but for some reason you type like you are five years old. I understand this is the internet and you are not writing a novel, but come on... type in a fashion that doesn't make my brain hurt.
has nothing to do with the browser that the system became less secure, Geohotz finding the rootkey by using linux remember? Sony was right about OtherOS being a security issue but it was too late...Sony's trust in the goodwill of the opensource-community and the opensource-community itself were betrayed by a Self-Righteous Narcacist wanting to have his moment of fame and make piracy possible with the homebrew lie(homebrew was already possible via linux on OtherOS). By doing so he mislead/obstructed and pissed on the whole gaming and opensource-communities.
again with this. one we they say this the other week they say oh it wasnt true. im getting sick of this bullshit reporters who cant do there jobs right. you dont see false news on tv cept for comedie. and im not laughting here.
You know what else isn't coming to the PS3? Anything before June. Sux.
Why would anyone use the ps3 web browser anyway? There are alot of things wrong with it like YouTube search bar is broken and it cant multi task.
Hahahahhaahahah it's not coming lol with all the fucking hacks hell no it's not going to the ps3
shut up and stop pisZsing me off u dam moron lol
u mad bitch and i dont care
lol I'm f around with you man... relax... lol
Meh, web browsers are useless on consoles, well at least for me. Think about it, if u have a computer/laptop right next to u, there's no point in using a web browser on a console. Yeah...I'm probably gonna get argued at because its like saying whats the point of having a gaming console if u can play games on the PC.
May not be Google Chrome, but it still sounds a heck of a lot better than the current browser.
I've said this before, the current gen consoles do not have enough RAM for a browser that can run as good as on PC.
Do some research on HTML5 and Webkit/Cairo/Gstreamer/GTK. PS3 has memory enough...what u mean to say the current browsercodes for the PC environment are unfit for handhelds/consoles.
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