According to PlayStation Insider, Sony is negotiating with the Mozilla Foundation to build a version of Firefox for the PlayStation 3. The site claimed:
We recently received a tip from a source very close to Sony who says that they have been in talks with Mozilla lately about possibly porting firefox over to the PS3. That said, our source made sure to point out that they were unsure if any deal had actually been reached at this point, but it is great news none the less considering the complaints Sony has been getting about the lack of reliability with their current built in PS3 web browser.
This would be a welcomed addition to the PS3. The current browser isn’t very good — it can’t even render this simple site properly — and Mozilla is the hotness. That said, I’ve never heard of the sourced site or the writer, so I’m taking the rumor with a boulder of salt. Besides, it would make more sense for Sony to build its own browser with open-source code. Whether it’s Mozilla or WebKit, it would be simple for the company.
Btw, do any of you use the PS3’s web browser?
4 thoughts on “PlayStation 3 to Get Firefox?”
I tried to use the web browser last night so I could watch the NFL game on NFL.com. The live feed wouldn't play though. It played the stupid ad video, but never the live feed. I don't know why. I reloaded the page a few times and finally gave up on it.
I've used the web browser plenty of times, when I'm just too lazy to get up and walk into the other room where my pc is. It's not the best, won't load everything, but it suffices. My Wii processes websites faster >_> But if this rumor is true, it'll be much appreciated.
I use it on occasion for facebook and stuff. I have no real problem with it beyond having to type on the on screen keyboard thing…
I'd use it a lot more if I could figure out how to get my school's internet security to let my PS3 through….and if I had a wireless keyboard.
This would be a very welcome addition for me.The browser we have now is serviceable but thats about it had it crash on me a few times.Was trying to access the PS blog last night and it locked up on me twice.
I would use it alot more if they improved it or allow Firefox to be developed for PS3.
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