Sony PlayStation 3 console to get Google Chrome as its official browser

Published Date
11 - Apr - 2011
| Last Updated
11 - Apr - 2011
Sony PlayStation 3 console to get Google  Chrome as its official...

According to numerous unofficial sources on the web, the Sony PlayStation 3 console will be finally getting a major upgrade to its ailing and much disliked native internet browser, in the form of Google Chrome. First posted on NeoGAF, the news revolves around the fact that Sony’s Principal Software Engineer, Geoff Levand, has been observed to be conducting tests on Chrome and webkit.

[RELATED_ARTICLE]The NeoGAF member, androvsky, said: "I'm going through ps3-webkit-support.diff because I'm bored. Looks like we're actually getting Chrome, since Geoff's added a couple of files for ChromeClientPOSIX. There's a lot of functions that aren't implemented, but they're mainly ones that involve windowing that you wouldn't expect to be supported on the PS3. …It's a huge freaking project, and the diff only covers what needed to be changed so it works on the PS3. I think we can expect good things in the future.”

Such a deal between Google and Sony has been rumoured for the past two years, ever since Sony began selling computers with Chrome pre-installed. What's changed now? Has Sony finally listened to the hordes of unhappy PS3 web surfers?

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