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Sony Claims PS3 Javascript Performance Is Better Than IE7's 112

Posted by Soulskill
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Scorpinox writes "According to Sony Online Entertainment, the latest 2.50 update to the Playstation 3, which added Flash 9 support, is 'not up to the level of Google Chrome,' but 'beats Internet Explorer 7' in Javascript performance. The article goes on to say 'Sony has actually been working on Flash 9 support for quite some time — as far back as late last year. To get it running on the PS3, Sony ended up customizing a separate Flash implementation that was provided to it by Adobe.'"
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Sony Claims PS3 Javascript Performance Is Better Than IE7's

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  • Re:WTF? (Score:3, Informative)

    by dreemernj (859414) on Tuesday October 28, 2008 @11:17PM (#25550661) Homepage Journal
    That would be a Nintendo issue. Opera developers will basically put whatever features Nintendo wants to pay for. Nintendo seems to have some tight control over anything involving Opera on the Wii. Some very interesting documents posted by Opera developers about the Wii version got quickly removed at the request of Nintendo a while back. Most unfortunate.
  • Re:Better? (Score:3, Informative)

    by _xeno_ (155264) on Wednesday October 29, 2008 @12:18AM (#25551003) Homepage Journal

    Very good question. I was going to post the SunSpider benchmark results off my PS3 and compare them to a run on IE7 on my Vista machine, but after removing a benchmark that the PS3 couldn't handle (apparently bitwise-and several times in a row is a bit much for it - no joke), the benchmark crashed the PS3 browser.

    So, uh, I'm going to have to give the edge to IE7.

  • by CronoCloud (590650) <cronocloudauron AT gmail DOT com> on Wednesday October 29, 2008 @09:45AM (#25553793)

    I've watched entire TV episodes and movies on Hulu with my 2.50 firmware PS3

  • Re:Why? (Score:3, Informative)

    by wamerocity (1106155) on Wednesday October 29, 2008 @09:59AM (#25554065) Journal
    Sure, I can now watch stuff on hulu and the shows on nbc.com and fox.com. It's actually kind of nice, especially since circumstances have required me to get rid of cable, and I REALLY miss watching the Daily Show and the Colbert Report at home, and now I watch them through my PS3 and it's really easy to do.

    BTW, people complain that you can't fullscreen anything, which is true, but you can get around that by ZOOMING in, which makes it full screen, just FYI.

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