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Topic: Firefox web browser for 3ds

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6ch6ris6

21. Posted:

the reason why the 3ds doesnt have a better browser is that the browser will have to function while a game is being paused. there are nor more ressources to power a better browser.
if we want a better browser we should hope for a seperate application

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CM30

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I never quite got why Nintendo goes to these no name companies to make these web browsers for the 3DS and Wii U rather than the experts with years of experience. I agree with what some people have said, I'd love to something decent (maybe like Google Chrome) as the browser instead of some poorly done solution that can't even render many HTML 5 websites properly or use plugins.

Still, I guess that's one thing Microsoft does sort of well. They at least use the same browser as used for PCs on their games consoles rather than making deals with idiotic third parties with minimal experience in making a web browser.

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Acro-Nium

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I could stand a good browser but we need a youtube app. It would be more efficient it woould also make better competition with the Ps Vita and its flash browser. >:P It might be a little hard watching videos on the browser. I wish we could download any image and even music. Google chrome is needing to be transfered. To a new system.

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6ch6ris6

24. Posted:

@cm30

not sure who developed the browser for the 3DS but the dsi-browser was made by opera. opera is experienced in making browsers

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CM30

25. Posted:

6ch6ris6 wrote:

@cm30

not sure who developed the browser for the 3DS but the dsi-browser was made by opera. opera is experienced in making browsers

According to Wikipedia, a company called 'Access' made the 3DS browser:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Access_%28company%29

and it's a version of the NetFront browser:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NetFront

I still don't see why they had to pick a browser by a no name company like this though rather than the safe bet of one by a major browser developer.

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6ch6ris6

26. Posted:

maybe because these rather unknown companies are cheaper?

nintendo focusses on games. that's no apology but i rather have game than a good webbrowser on my 3ds

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CM30

27. Posted:

You can't get cheaper than free/open source/community developed.

But you're right, the web browser is the least of anyone's worries.

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SCAR392

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The 3DS can do alot more than what it's doing now, but most websites don't support the features. http://neography.com/experiment/circles/solarsystem/
Only safari and google chrome are said to run this 'experiment', but the Wii U and 3DS still run it. The Wii U runs that webpage perfectly when the webpage is scaled to the screen correctly. I don't have my 3DS with me right now, but try the link. These are the
Supported Web Standards(according to wikipedia):
HTML 4.01
XHTML 1.1
CSS 1
CSS 2.1
CSS 3 (partial functionality)
DOM Levels 1-3
ECMAScript
XMLHttpRequest
Canvas Element (partial functionality)

These are better than alot of Javascript applications. So the 3DS web browser is actually pretty good, and almost equal to the power of the Xbox 360 browser.
The difference is compatibility of said features.

EDIT: Nintendo calls their compatibility with these browser features, Nintendo Web Framework.

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lukenova

29. Posted:

Nintendo's focus has always been on games. Plain and simple. Web browsing, social networking, video viewing, etc is just not what they want people mainly doing with their units. Handheld or otherwise. I think the only reason they included a browser at all with this unit is because the Nintendo Zone feature relies on it.

If I need web browsing support away from home, I use my phone. I understand a lot of the 3DS ownership base is younger people who may not have a smart phone. Nintendo also realizes that parents want to be able to control what their children do on their consoles as much as possible, and access to the free and open internet makes that nearly impossible.

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