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Wii U internet specs revealed
Wii U Internet Browser Specs Revealed
Spoiler: Turns out it's rather good!
by Richard George NOVEMBER 2, 2012
We're just over two weeks away from the launch of Wii U, and Nintendo is slowly revealing more details about its home console's capabilities. Though we still don't have a full account of the system's online services, including Miiverse, we now have a huge technical readout of its Internet browser.
For those of you well versed in browser jargon, you can see the full readout on Nintendo's official site. For the rest of us, here are the details that matter:
The browser is being provided by NetFront, a Japanese company that has provided similar programs for many other game consoles, including the Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3 and Vita.
NetFront's code will not support plug-ins, which includes Flash.
Saving or uploading images and video is not supported.
As expected, and previously revealed, Wii U will allow players to access the browser mid-game, as well as jump online on the GamePad while continuing to watch TV.
One of the more interesting results of Nintendo and NetFront's plans is an independent assessment of the browser through the site HTML5 test. Different browsers are analyzed based on "how important [a] feature is for web developers and how difficult it is to implement that feature." Out of a possible 515 points, Wii U's browser, specific to the HTML 5 standard, scores a 323, the highest of any dedicated game machine. For perspective, the Xbox 360 browser scores a 120, while Internet Explorer 10 managed 326 points.
In other words - Wii U will have good Internets.
SOURCE - http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/11/...2c0bdc1500011f