Wii U Web Browser Software Specifications Revealed
Posted by Martin Watts
We're caught in Nintendo's web
CVG has revealed a number of details concerning the Wii U's web browser software.
According to the report, the Wii U will run a version of NetFront browser (NX v2.1), and will work on both the TV and GamePad screen, as previously demoed.
As with most home systems, it will not be possible to download or upload videos and pictures. Moreover, the browser will not support any plug-ins, although HTML 5 has been confirmed. Recent benchmark results have shown that it significantly outperforms current consoles and even Internet Explorer 10 on PC in this area. AAC codecs for sound and H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) and MP4 video will also be supported.
The most interesting revelation, however, is the browser's multitasking capability. It will be possible to pause a game, launch the browser and then come back to the game where you left off. It's reassuring to know that you'll all be able to view Nintendo Life, even when you're busy playing!
Do you think the Wii U browser will become a regular and useful application when using the system? Are you happy with the software's specifications? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.