PS3 Firmware 4.10 Brings, Wait For It, A Decent Browser!

The PlayStation 3 has another firmware update, taking the console to version 4.10.

With it, probably one of the best upgrades we’ve seen for a good while – a decent web browser.  “The Internet browser has been improved,” says the German PlayStation site, “which optimizes the display of content and increases the accuracy when viewing page layouts.”

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[drop2]”Some sites that previously could not be correctly displayed, including interactive websites, are now supported with the PS3 system software 4.10.”

Indeed, it’s now infinitely better, with a quick HTML5 test kicking out a score of 80 (it had a zero before) and ACID3 scoring 99, which is remarkable (the Vita scores 53).   Better still, YouTube and Twitter now work perfectly.

Oddly there’s no mention of the update on the EU Blog, hopefully they’ll wake up soon enough, but it is on the US version but for some reason they just say it’s “improved display speed” and completely missing the point.

4.10 also includes all the Sony Entertainment Network stuff that we’ve been going back and forth over for a few days.  As you’d expect (before a missing word threw everything off for a few hours) the PSN is still there nice and proud.

The update is live now, as is the update for Vita taking it to 1.60.

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101 Comments

  1. I just wanna be able to use the move controller as a proper pointer!

  2. Didn’t see that one coming, over the moon this one was coming :D @cc_star there is a fix for that! Go into settings on Google and turn off the javascript option? Unsure now but it’a something like that

  3. I think I read that Sony updated all the web browsers of their web enabled Blu-Ray players. I was hoping this also included the PS3. Apparently it did. Great news. Finally an update worth installing.

  4. About time! I’d given up hope for this, so fantastic news!

  5. is that so?

  6. It’s working pretty good now!! Atleasy alot better then before.

  7. It’s like they knew that Forrest needed a decent browser to see TSA at home!

  8. Finally!

  9. Awesome news, can’t wait to try that out this eve!

  10. Brilliant, I never thought they actually would. Good on them

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