Web browser features on the Wii U

Web browser features on the Wii U

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In the Japanese presentation on Thursday, Nintendo's President Satoru Iwata went through some of the capabilities that Wii U's built-in web browser has. We now have some idea of what it was all about. You might be disappointed to hear the browser doesn't support Flash. That isn't bad news though, as HTML5 is supported, and this seems to be the way Internet-based video is heading. For example, YouTube already has a version of its site for HTML5 users.

    Wii U Browser features
  • HTML5 support.
  • No Flash support.
  • Tabbed browsing.
  • Multi-tasking between the TV screen and GamePad screen.
  • The fastest browser in Nintendo history.
  • Browser knows what game you're playing and makes relevant searches simpler.

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PHiRE said:

It's a pretty safe bet that HTML5 will take off so smart move from Nintendo there. Flash is too bloated and slows everything down.

1 year ago

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rasengan91 said:

if it does youtube then i'm good.

1 year ago

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danni FL said:

It will be way more useful than the first Wii's browser whatever happens.

1 year ago

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