HTML5 on PS Vita

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Post » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:46 am

Just in case anyone cared, the upcoming Playstation Vita will have HTML5 support in the browser.

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Post » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:48 am

Great! The question is will be it any good though? For example Android's browser isn't great with HTML5 (although that's supposed to be fixed in Android 4).
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Post » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:20 am

Has anyone tested the performance of C2 games on this?
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Post » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:07 am

Cool! Now I have an excuse to get a PS Vita.

[QUOTE=Ashley] Great! The question is will be it any good though? For example Android's browser isn't great with HTML5 (although that's supposed to be fixed in Android 4).[/QUOTE]
That explains why my game is painfully slow when I test it on my tablet.
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Post » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:48 pm

I don't have one myself, but would love to hear any results about using it on the Vita. Anyone know what browser it uses?
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Post » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:04 pm

@Ashley: It uses a WebKit-based browser named "NetFront".
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Post » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:00 am

Well it is promising, since this device is made for games, surely the developers would not forget html5. If only the flipping browser can access all the hardware!
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Post » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:32 am

AT least, they did something right, the User Agent is specific, so you can serve pages customised to the Vita. For everything else, forget it. To get the 3 hours battery life, they throttled everything.
The build is an old Webkit one.
No <video>, no <audio> no webworkers, no SVG inpage, no WebGL, no Websocket, no FileReader, no Webstorage, no Geolocation... That was two months ago. An update was released recently, but I have no informations on that one.
http://www.roshi.tv/2011/12/psvitano.html
Anyway, think about that : Sony, as every other console maker loses money on the hardware, and use it to boost software sales. The more time you are on the web to play free games, the more they are losing money. Apple is the contrary. The more time you pass online on non-AppStore webapp/webgame, the less financial burden on them for running and curating the AppStore...
Sony has incentive to push you out of the web, Apple has his interesting in pushing you out of the AppStore.
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Post » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:41 pm

Hello, I have a PS Vita, I will make a test this evening and I will report my experience :)
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Post » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:03 pm

Hello

I have a Vita so i just tested this

A single test stage with 2 moving tanks and a player

Performance was better than on my Sony tablet s, i'd compare it to internet explorer on Lumia 800, slightly better than on iPad2

One thing though, it seems to use mouse input for touch just like on Winphone 7
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