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Microsoft: Xbox 360 Isn't Getting A Web Browser

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Posted March 31, 2010 - By pklepek

Microsoft: Xbox 360 Isn't Getting A Web Browser

Having access to Facebook and Twitter on Xbox Live are adaptations of commonplace Internet use for console users, but it's not the true Internet. The web browsing experience on PlayStation 3 isn't what one would call "enjoyable" or "ideal," but it does provide access to a much larger experience. Despite that, Microsoft has told Edge a web browser isn't on the radar for Xbox 360's future.

"We really believe that the web browsing experience on TV is a poor one," said Microsoft's Xbox group product manager Aaron Greenberg, "and the real magic is to take those web experiences and optimise them for the living room. That's what we did with Netflix. So, sure, you can go on the PS3 and go to Facebook and and try to navigate, but it's an absolute nightmare."

Neither Microsoft nor Sony's solution allows me to completely disconnect from my phone or laptop when either console's turned on. Considering Sony hasn't updated PS3's web browser in ages, however, that experience doesn't seem to be interesting the company anymore. If one of them can give me native YouTube and Hulu experiences in the future (E3 would be convenient), we'll be onto something.

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Source: Edge

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