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    PS4's web browser.

    So...we all know how the PS3's browser is and I know I would rather have no browser and stick to my tablet and PC than have to try and deal with anything close to the PS3's Internet browser.
    Obviously it's time for a change, perhaps a real browser like Chrome.
    Xbox has Bing, PS should have something legit, don't you agree?
    What do you guys think are we in for another bullsh|t browser or will Sony finally give us something worth using?

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    I hope so. I'm using the PS3 browser right now. lol

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    Vita has a nice browser so...

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    As long as it supports HTML 5 and WebGL.

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    Yeah, I would really like to se another solution when it comes to the web browser. The one coming with the PS3 really sucks. Personally I would like something like Firefox, but that's probably not going to happen.

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    I'd prefer Konqueror.

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    I'm hoping they allow Firefox, Chrome, etc to publish their browsers to PSN so folks can choose for themselves. Hopeful, but not optimistic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
    I'm hoping they allow Firefox, Chrome, etc to publish their browsers to PSN so folks can choose for themselves. Hopeful, but not optimistic.
    Pat the very least they can just build one using WebKit. If Nintendo can build an awesome browser in Wii U there is no reason that Sony can't do it on Ps4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
    I'm hoping they allow Firefox, Chrome, etc to publish their browsers to PSN so folks can choose for themselves. Hopeful, but not optimistic.
    I really can't think of a reason why they wouldn't (or rather shouldn't), there's an unbranded chrome - chromium which is foss, it's exactly the same thing minus sending data to google and the logo is blue. Firefox is foss minus the logo being trademarked and there are unbranded versions like gnu icecat and debian iceweasel.

    Actually oddly enough, the very first thing I thought when I heard about the touchpad on ds4 was 'great, now we just need a decent browser'.
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    I always thought they gave us junky browsers because they didnt really want them being used.

    It would be bad for business if young men got their playstations taken away because they got caught fapping to hot chicks using a ps browser

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    Yeah hopefully they gives us a better browser this time.


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    Being that they have listened and fixed every issue I had with the PS3 I bet they will have a much better browser this gen as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
    I'm hoping they allow Firefox, Chrome, etc to publish their browsers to PSN so folks can choose for themselves. Hopeful, but not optimistic.
    Yeah, apps like alternative web browsers that people can choose to download and install from PSS would be a good idea, and a step in the right direction, IMO.

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    Not that I personally give a rats ass about a browser on any console because I'll never use it - I've got my phone, tablet, laptop, HTPC, etc at hand if I want a browser.

    But I do see that some limited quantity of people use it and want to see it.

    I'd expect there to be a Browser there, and I'd expect the UI to be much friendlier to third party browser development. That said, I don't expect it to be even as good as my phone's browser. There should be an App Environment for the third party developers and allowing users to download such Apps. The adoption rate will be much higher than it was on PS Vita, so I'd expect a lot more App development to go along with this.



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    I've been wondering the same thing...The PS3's browser sucks and half the time Flash doesn't work. I only use the browser once in a while for streaming movies, as I've watched everything worth watching on Netflix.
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    I'll just stick with my PC browser as it is just the best you can get. And besides, I like using my PC for online guides while I'm playing my PS3 game right then and there. It got me through Dark Souls, and it works out better that way. Now if the PS4 ends up having a snap feature for the browser like Xbox One does, I might play with it for a little bit just for fun, but that may be the extent of it for me.

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    I end up using my PS3 a lot. And it really is a piece of $#@!. Just put Chrome on it for the love of god.

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    I hope its going to be 10x better than that crap on the PS3 now.

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    Yeah unless they use a real browser like Chrome then it most likely will be sub par.
    Of course if they actually put some time into a custom browser and took what you think they would have learned from the ps3 browser, they should be able to come up with something that's enjoyable to use. It's not like the perfect browser has been made by any means.
    I welcome Sony in coming up with some new innovative ideas to make browsing the Internet more enjoyable.

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    I would like a new browser for the PS4 because the one on PS3 is just...painful to use.
    Then again I probably wouldn't use it I'd just be playing games and at times streaming them.
    But faster internet is always good.

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    They might not even have a web browser on the system I wouldn't be surprised if it comes later !

    Vita browser is an improvement but its not very functional browser when you're in game.

    There seems to be no known information about Sony partnering with any web technology companies to bring a browser to PS4 so wouldn't be surprised if its an in house browser built from scratch or extended deluxe version of what the vita has which seems to be an in house development from the looks of things.

    Nintendo bought licensed technologies from Opera doubt Sony would use any main web browsers e.g. SAFARI, CHROME, IE, FIREFOX... etc.

    As long as it works well enough we'll all be OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chriharr View Post
    They might not even have a web browser on the system I wouldn't be surprised if it comes later !

    Vita browser is an improvement but its not very functional browser when you're in game.

    There seems to be no known information about Sony partnering with any web technology companies to bring a browser to PS4 so wouldn't be surprised if its an in house browser built from scratch or extended deluxe version of what the vita has which seems to be an in house development from the looks of things.

    Nintendo bought licensed technologies from Opera doubt Sony would use any main web browsers e.g. SAFARI, CHROME, IE, FIREFOX... etc.

    As long as it works well enough we'll all be OK.
    i just hope the browser is good, dont care if i cant use it while in game there should be one out the box.

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    There should be one out of the box.

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