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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  1. http://www.mess-hall.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=5011 finally a PS3 Shoutcast player! A World first, and thanks to the new firmware.

    • A what now?

      • Shoutcast media player, plays audio from all over the world. Not previously possible due to the severe limitations on the Ps3 web browser.
        It’s all free too.
        52,000+ free online audio stations.
        Now streaming through the playstation 3

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